The artist plans to turn a dilapidated palace into a lively new cultural venue – and the city needs others to follow his example
Like the rarest works of art, white truffles from Alba are commodities in a mysterious, monied world
A troupe of nimble-footed technicians has been drafted in to restore monuments up and down the country – without a scaffold in sight
With mass tourism poised to return, have local politicians and cultural leaders finally worked out how to manage the crowds?
Tintoretto’s daughter was a highly acclaimed artist in her own right, but there is frustratingly little to go on when it comes to identifying her paintings
Traditional boatyards and boat-building techniques have long been in decline – but the pandemic has only worsened the situation
Stringing glass beads was once the main work available to Venetian women – but it’s now a protected craft pursued by only a handful of skilled artists
Insular and secretive, the Murano glass industry has historically excluded women – but that may soon change