Qatar Airways to resume services to Venice, Italy from July 15

Qatar Airways to resume services to Venice, Italy from July 15

Qatar Airways announced it will be resuming services to Venice, Italy from July 15. The popular tourist destination and major arts and cultural centre will become the airline’s third destination in Italy

Cannes and Venice film festivals rule out going virtual

Cannes and Venice film festivals rule out going virtual

Fresh doubts were hanging over the coronavirus-hit Cannes film festival Wednesday after its director said holding it online would go against its ‘soul’.

Venice hit by another exceptional high tide; worst week in 150 years

Venice hit by another exceptional high tide; worst week in 150 years

Reeling from devastating floods this week, Venice suffered another exceptional high tide on Sunday, with the water peaking at 150 cm (4.9 feet), marking the worst week for the city ...

Devastated Venice braced for third major flood

Devastated Venice braced for third major flood

Venice was braced Sunday for an unprecedented third major flooding in less than a week, with sea water due to swamp the already devastated historic city

Climate change activists storm red carpet at Venice Film Festival

Climate change activists storm red carpet at Venice Film Festival

Several hundred demonstrators took over the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, demanding action to fight climate change and a ban on cruise ships entering the lagoon city.

Phoenix reimagines arch-villain in new 'Joker' film

Phoenix reimagines arch-villain in new 'Joker' film

Joaquin Phoenix on Saturday said he wanted to create a unique Joker for his star turn as one of cinema's most recognisable villains, with an unidentifiable psychological profile and an ‘almost painful’ ...

Tourists panic as cruise ship slams into Venice wharf

Tourists panic as cruise ship slams into Venice wharf

Tourists ran for their lives in Venice Sunday as a massive cruise ship lost control, crashing into the wharf and hitting a luxury sightseeing boat after suffering an engine failure.

Venice police catch French tourists after night-time gondola theft

Venice police catch French tourists after night-time gondola theft

The couple unmoored a gondola near St Mark's Square but soon got into trouble as the man did not know how to steer it, the ANSA news agency and the local edition of the Corriere della Sera newspaper said.

Migrants protest at Italy centre after young woman dies

Migrants protest at Italy centre after young woman dies

Migrants barricaded staff inside a reception centre in northern Italy in a protest over living conditions there after the death of a young woman, officials said.

Venice residents to get 'vaporetto' priority boarding

Venice residents to get 'vaporetto' priority boarding

Italy's floating city Venice is preparing to bring in a plan to ease congestion for locals on its "vaporetto" water buses by creating priority queues for residents in a move likely to vex holidaymakers.