Mauro Stoppa takes guests on tours of the Venetian Lagoon aboard his boat. He shows them a side of Venice that they normally would never see.
The origins of Venice's mask-making tradition go back centuries. Here's how visitors can enjoy Carnival and support the artisans behind it.
On a recent trip to Venice, our editor-in-chief finds a rival to the Cipriani on the Venetian Lagoon and a quiet respite on the Grand Canal.
Andrew Harper traveled to Rome and Venice where he found two new exceptional hotels to recommend.
Mr. Harper revisits a favorite property in Rome, Hotel Eden, after its recent refurbishment and discovers three boutique hotels in Palm Beach.
Ten of our favorite family-friendly spots, each brimming with activities and set against exceptionally intriguing and scenic backdrops.
Especially in places to which I often return, I find there are sights that, while hardly new, draw me time and again. Such a place is the Rialto fish market.
If you are interested in learning firsthand how to make some classic Venetian dishes, I urge you to consider taking a class with Countess Enrica Rocca.
When you're next in Venice, Italy, enjoy the bounty of the Rialto Fish Market and my favorite Venice restaurants listed here.
Gazing over the waterways of Venice, which teem with boats of all kinds, it is hard to imagine that just 200 years ago, almost 10,000 gondolas plied the canals.
At the geographic center of Venice, the Rialto is oldest part of the city. Mr. Harper reveals why this sightseeing destination draws him in time and time again.
Venice's ancient waterways, astonishing architecture and historic charm make it a port city not to be missed.
Get off the tourist path in Venice, Italy, with these sightseeing recommendations from our editor-in-chief.
Enjoy this travel guide to Venice with tips, recommendations and ideas for where to eat, stay and shop in this enticing Italian city.
Andrew Harper shares notables luxury travel news, like the launch of Belmond Grand Hibernian, the reopening of The Lanesborough and a new St. Regis in Venice.
Venetians often break their days for a snack of cicchetti (hors d’oeuvres) in one of the city’s bacari, or distinctive wine bars. Here are four favorites.
Andrew Harper shares luxury travel industry news, openings and more in his monthly "From My Notebook" column.
The Top 10 Gastronomic Highlights of a year of travel.
This year's Hideaway of the Year is the beautiful Aman Canal Grande located in Venice, Italy. Here are a few photos Mr. Harper took while exploring the su
Located close to the Rialto Bridge, in the central San Polo district, the 16th-century Palazzo Papadopoli now houses the 24-room Aman Canal Grande. The building has not been reconfigured as a hotel and still possesses its original layout.
One of the liveliest and most enjoyable days we’ve ever spent in Venice began when we met Countess Enrica Rocca beneath the Rialto Bridge on a balmy autumn morning. We then embarked on a food market tour, the prelude to a full day of tuition in the subtleties of Venetian cooking.
One of my favorite hotels in the world, The Gritti Palace, reopened this year following a 15-month, $50 million renovation. Enjoying a perfect location at the entrance to Venice’s Grand Canal, the palazzo dates to 1475 and was converted into a hotel in 1895.
Venetians often break their day for a snack of cicchetti (hors d’oeuvres) in one of the city’s bacari, or distinctive wine bars. Here are four of my favorites.
On a clear, moonlit evening as our water taxi slipped into the Grand Canal, its driver turned to us and said, “E ora, una bella sorpresa per voi!” (“And now, a beautiful surprise for you!”)
Long-term subscribers to this newsletter will know that my admiration for Amanresorts is virtually unbounded. Just over 20 years ago, founder Adrian Zecha invented a formula that revolutionized the concept of a boutique hideaway.
Frequent visitors to Venice may recall the Palazzo Papadopoli because of the distinctive twin obelisks that adorn its roof.
To where do I feel the most compelling need to return is a question that follows me like a faithful hound. Given that I have visited nearly all of the world’s major countries and can, theoretically, go anywhere, from whence do the siren voices call most seductively?
Cordial-but-formal 42-room boutique hotel in an exquisite palazzo dating to the 14th century, overlooking the Grand Canal between the Ca’ d’Oro and the Rialto.
Clearly, one of the chief purposes of a newsletter is to report on things that are new. I keep a lengthy list of openings around the world, and each month, I write about those that I think you will find the most interesting.
The legendary Gritti Palace, housed by a 16th-century palazzo on the Grand Canal, reopened in February 2013 following an extensive 15-month restoration.