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CNNMoney: An American gondolier stays afloatupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 10:31:00

Venice's canals aren't the only ones with gondolas. In Southern California, American gondolier Michael O'Toole is steering his fleet through the recession.

People.com: George Clooney Serenades the Crowd in Veniceupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 22:34:00

The star croons for the audience and girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis

People.com: George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis Go Publicupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 18:13:00

At the Venice Film Fest, the star makes it official with his Italian girlfriend

George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis go publicupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 12:04:00

His hand still bandaged from a motoring accident last month, George Clooney was spotted arriving in Venice Monday sporting something that's all the rage in Italian trends -- TV presenter Elisabetta Canalis.

Fall festival season kicks off race to the Oscarsupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 06:59:00

If Cannes Film Festival raises the curtain on the spectacle that is the movie awards season, then the fall festival circuit is the critical first act.

People.com: Clooney and Damon are Headed to Veniceupdated: Thu Jul 30 2009 11:48:00

Huge names are expected at this year's Italian film festival - and Buzz Lightyear, too

Book it: L.A. style for lessupdated: Mon Jul 27 2009 13:26:00

Whatever your vibe, one of these new hotels will fit the bill.

World's germiest attractionsupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 02:17:00

It's germ warfare at some world attractions. CNN.com writer Stephanie Chen looks at the world's germiest destinations.

Kissing, chewing -- the 'germiest ' tourist attractionsupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 02:17:00

They scream germs: Used gum. A flock of pigeons. A tomb covered with kisses.

10 things every traveler should doupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 15:25:00

Visiting a new town is like having a conversation. Places ask questions of you just as searchingly as you question them. And, as in any conversation, it helps to listen with an open mind, so you can be led somewhere unexpected. The more you leave assumptions at home, I've found, the better you can hear whatever it is that a destination is trying to say to you.

Venice Biennale: The 'Olympic Games of the art world'updated: Tue Jun 09 2009 11:15:00

The world's oldest art festival has opened to the public in Venice, Italy featuring the work of 90 artists from 77 countries.

Adventures in the 'Venice of the North'updated: Fri Jun 05 2009 09:36:00

I am sitting in a Stockholm hotel over a breakfast of meatballs, eggs, crisp bread covered with salty caviar paste, toast with a dollop of lingonberry jam and a cup of strong Swedish coffee. Life is good.

People.com: Salma Hayek and Husband Have Romantic Italian Weddingupdated: Mon Apr 27 2009 00:17:00

The couple the knot - for the second time - in a star-studded Venetian celebration

People.com: Guests Arrive in Venice for Salma Hayek's Weddingupdated: Sat Apr 25 2009 15:07:00

Woody Harrelson, Ed Norton and Olivier Martinez enjoy the city's sites

Find chic city hotels for lessupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 13:10:00

What would you expect to pay for accommodations in a palatial, elegantly decorated suite in one of London's most famously posh neighborhoods?

Dodge the crowds at Italy's most famous sightsupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 12:57:00

Travelers to Italy need to be smart to avoid needless lines and expenses while enjoying its ever-popular treasures. Major sights in Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan are evolving for 2009.

Venice floodingupdated: Mon Dec 01 2008 13:20:00

Water in Venice rose to its highest level in more than 20 years.

Parts of Venice neck deep in flood waterupdated: Mon Dec 01 2008 13:20:00

Venice has suffered its worst flooding in 22 years, leaving some parts of the historic Italian city neck-deep in water, reports said Monday.

People.com: PHOTOS: Usher to Debut New Videoupdated: Tue Sep 30 2008 16:20:00

The singer's steamy video for "Trading Places" premieres this week

This month on 'The Screening Room'updated: Thu Sep 11 2008 13:30:00

Venice and Toronto Film Festivals

Time.com: The Wrestler: Mickey Rourke's Comebackupdated: Sat Sep 06 2008 15:00:00

His bravura performance may win an Oscar but can't save this cliche-battered movie

Analysis: Toronto film fest could offer surprisesupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 11:07:00

A mere film festival cannot compete with the Academy Awards' grip on the public imagination, but the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival (which begins Thursday) comes pretty close -- in part because it has become the first important bellwether for the onslaught of Oscar hopefuls.

People.com: George & Brad Enjoy a Guys' Night in Veniceupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 10:43:00

After a charity fundraiser, Clooney and Pitt – in town to promote Burn After Reading – party until the early morning

People.com: Brad Pitt: 'The Twins Are Fine'updated: Wed Aug 27 2008 17:38:00

The star quips in Venice that he's sharing his kids with George Clooney

People.com: George Clooney, Brad Pitt Expected in Veniceupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 16:48:00

Calling all gondoliers! A-listers prepare to attend the city's annual film festival

Barge company to take care of Mississippi River spill cleanupupdated: Fri Jul 25 2008 09:04:00

The owner of the barge that spilled about 420,000 gallons of industrial fuel in the Mississippi River near New Orleans said Thursday the company was not to blame for the accident, but said it will be responsible for the cleanup.

FSB: For overseas travel, domestic phones are the best betupdated: Thu Jul 03 2008 13:24:00

The world may indeed be flat, and we all might be competing in a global village. But that doesn't mean we here in the small-biz world can make a cheap, reliable international phone call.

The Screening Room's Top 10 horrific movie momentsupdated: Fri Jun 27 2008 13:49:00

Demons, ghouls and buckets of blood: For decades, filmmakers have delighted in terrorizing their audiences -- and we love them for it.

Time.com: More Living Out of Cars in Los Angelesupdated: Mon Jun 23 2008 19:00:00

Having lost her job and her three-bedroom house, Darlene Knoll has joined the legions of downwardly mobile who are four wheels away from homelessness

Travel Troubleshooter: Where are my vouchers?updated: Thu Apr 24 2008 10:23:00

Myron Sigal and his wife can't make their return flight from Venice to Philadelphia after she is injured on a Mediterranean cruise. US Airways promises him a voucher for the unused portion, but months later, there's no sign of it. Is the money lost?

Venetian masked ballupdated: Sun Feb 03 2008 16:21:00

Opulent costumes are worn by attendees to the 'Cavalchina' ball in Venice, Italy.

Italy well worth the effort in 2008updated: Fri Jan 11 2008 14:48:00

Bella Italia, my favorite country in Europe, is a wonderful work in progress. Here's a look at what to expect in 2008.

British Cinemaupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 10:27:00

Myleene Klass visits the London Film Festival to find out more about British Cinema.

London Film Festival 2007updated: Thu Jan 10 2008 10:27:00

From Harry Potter to Beatrix Potter, Bond to Borat, David Lean to Mr Bean, British cinema, the skills of British actors, directors and technicians have long been respected around the globe. And as the London Film Festival opens in the British capital, one of the starring roles is the city itself.

Screening Room Special: Bernardo Bertolucciupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 10:05:00

Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci's career has taken him from deeply personal art-house canvases to big-screen epics.

Bertolucci on Brandoupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 10:05:00

The maestro of modern Italian cinema cites Marlon Brando's role in Last Tango in Paris as one of his greatest successes

Venice Film Festivalupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 10:04:00

The world's oldest film festival celebrates its 75th anniversary

Face Time with Omar Sharifupdated: Mon Dec 17 2007 05:48:00

His name is synonymous with cinema. Egyptian actor Omar Sharif started his celebrated career in 1953 in the Egyptian-made film "The Blazing Sun". He made the move to the international screen in 1962 as Sharif Ali in "Lawrence of Arabia", a role which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Offbeat Europe: Historic sewers and monk brewersupdated: Fri Dec 07 2007 11:35:00

I know you've all heard of the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen and gondolas in Venice, but what about spelunking the sewers of Paris or quaffing homebrews with German monks? In this second part of a two-part column, I'll fill you in on more of Europe's quirky sights and experiences.

People.com: James McAvoy's Hunt for Scotchupdated: Fri Dec 07 2007 10:02:00

Perhaps all the attention – and the rave reviews – that his movie with Keira Knightley has been receiving since its September premiere at the Venice Film Festival is getting to him, but James McAvoy suggested a need for a little bolstering at Thursday night's L.A. opening of Atonement. Asked how he was coping with his newfound success, the Scottish actor, 28, true to his roots, unscrewed the ball-top of a rope stand and told PEOPLE, "It would be better if you could put whiskey in it, right?" – Shayna Rose Arnold

Just Imagine - Living Space: Your viewsupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 10:40:00

Where will we live in 2020? What will our homes look like? Send us your thoughts and we'll print the best ones here.

Confessions of a guidebook writerupdated: Fri Nov 23 2007 10:35:00

Let me pack you along for a day on the road to help demystify what goes into the making of a guidebook.

Men who dance ladies around the worldupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 10:54:00

For older men who know the difference between a waltz and fox-trot, being a cruise ship host offers evenings in the dance floor spotlight and days in the ocean sunlight traveling to places they would have never seen otherwise.

Review: Jones, Coens, Penn highlight Torontoupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 11:06:00

Talk about feast or famine! After a summer of high-tech amusement park rides, for a film fan it can feel like it's been months since there was anything worth seeing at the movies -- which makes arriving at the Toronto International Film Festival all the more disorientating.

Time.com: Movie Lust, Toronto-Styleupdated: Sat Sep 08 2007 04:00:00

The world's most populist film festival blasts off with a sexy drama from Ang Lee

People.com: George Clooney's New Gal Turns Heads in Veniceupdated: Fri Sep 07 2007 08:15:00

George Clooney's bella nuova has made her public debut as his date at the Venice and Deauville film festivals. And a source close to the actor says 28-year-old Sarah Larson is getting the thumbs-up from his pals.

People.com: Owen Wilson Skips Film Fest but 'Doing Well'updated: Tue Sep 04 2007 16:13:00

Owen Wilson canceled appearances at the Venice Film Festival but is "doing well" and "making us laugh a lot," says his longtime friend Wes Anderson.

People.com: Brad Pitt Says 'We're Ready' for Fifth Childupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 13:52:00

Brad Pitt says that with four children, "sleep is non-existent" and some days fatherhood is a roller coaster ride.

People.com: Keira Knightley Names 'The Best Kisser Ever'updated: Fri Aug 31 2007 09:35:00

Keira Knightley has kissed some of the biggest heartthrobs in Hollywood, but her current leading man gets top billing.

People.com: Brad Pitt, George Clooney Head to Venice Film Festivalupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 06:43:00

Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley are among those expected to hit the red carpet at this year's Venice Film Festival, which kicks off Wednesday.

'Brokeback' director in China rowupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 08:51:00

The Venice Film Festival opens its 75th anniversary edition Wednesday with an all-world premiere competition for the coveted Golden Lion, a cascade of stars including George Clooney and Keira Knightley, and its share of international controversy.

China opens world's largest casinoupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 08:01:00

Casinos such as the Wynn and Sands have already helped this southern coastal Chinese city surpass the Las Vegas Strip as the world's most lucrative gambling center.

Scientists: Artificial life likely in 3 to 10 yearsupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 00:28:00

Around the world, a handful of scientists are trying to create life from scratch and they're getting closer.

Falling into the tourist trapupdated: Fri Aug 17 2007 07:11:00

A visit to the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and the Pyramids is on the itinerary of most jet-setting travelers.

Luxury hotels and 5 star hospitalityupdated: Fri Jul 27 2007 02:31:00

The business of luxury at some of the world's top hotels is at the heart of this month's Art of Life.

The Cipriani lifestyleupdated: Fri Jul 27 2007 02:31:00

The Cipriani lifestyle

Time.com: Catholics Ponder Muslim Coexistence updated: Mon Jun 25 2007 06:55:00

A Venice confab among those on the front-line helps the Church formulate its thinking on how to relate to Islam

Venice art show mirrors life in Africaupdated: Mon Jun 04 2007 07:36:00

As the first African pavilion opens at the Venice Biennale, art experts are viewing this unique and unparalleled collection as an historic moment for African art in general. They hope that this debut will help struggling African artists and create much-needed artistic infrastructure on the continent.

People.com: New Kids on the Block's Joey McIntyre to Be a Dadupdated: Fri Jun 01 2007 14:43:00

Former New Kids on the Block singer and season-one Dancing With the Stars contestant Joey McIntyre and his wife, Barrett, are expecting a child, he has announced on his Web site.

Tadao Ando Talk Asia Interviewupdated: Wed Apr 11 2007 03:09:00

AR: Anjali Rao TA: Tadao Ando

Venetian theater given new lease of lifeupdated: Wed Mar 14 2007 08:35:00

One of the stars of this year's Venice Carnival was Teatro La Fenice, twice burnt to the ground and rebuilt.

SI.com: Mixed resultsupdated: Thu Feb 22 2007 16:40:00

We got off the plane in Milano, jumped into a rented car, fought the traffic and lack of sleep, finally getting on the Auto Strada north to the little town of Termeno, also known as Tramin (names in the Alto Adige in Italy's north usually are in two languages, Italian and German, sometimes three ... Ladinisch being the third). The destination was the wine firm of J.Hofstatter.

CNNMoney: Condo prices sinkupdated: Tue Feb 20 2007 10:45:00

The prices of condos and co-op apartments were down from their previous highs in the majority of metro areas around the nation, according to the latest figures compiled by the National Association of Realtors.

Masquerading at carnivaleupdated: Tue Feb 20 2007 07:21:00

This month, Art of Life is in Venice for Italy's centuries-old carnival taking in the street parades, masquerade balls and private parties at opulent palazzi -- all part of the lengthy celebrations.

Passion for hospitality a family businessupdated: Mon Nov 13 2006 11:09:00

For the Polito family, boutique hotels are a way of life, or uno stile di vita.

Fortune: Making travel a smooth productionupdated: Wed Nov 08 2006 13:48:00

Ben Silverman could single-handedly generate a week's worth of TV. The 36-year-old is the executive producer of ABC's new dramedy "Ugly Betty", USA's "Nashville Star", NBC's "The Biggest Loser", an...

Business 2.0: Los Angelesupdated: Wed Oct 04 2006 13:20:00

Morning meetings

Money Magazine: More Cruise, Less Moneyupdated: Sun Oct 01 2006 00:01:00

EVERY FALL, cruise lines move their ships to warmer waters for the winter--and you can go along for the ride. These one-way repositioning, or "repo," cruises have unusual itineraries and more time ...

Money Magazine: Off the Beaten Pathupdated: Mon May 01 2006 00:01:00

Fine, so our Olympic squad didn't fare so well in Italy this winter. Your family can still save some gold by going there this spring--the season when the euro goes farthest in the land of Michelang...

Luxury on the Orient Express: The ultimate train experienceupdated: Sat Mar 04 2006 08:14:00

It may not be the longest train journey in the world, a record currently held by the 9,288.2 km (5,787 miles) Trans-Siberian Railway.

Business 2.0: A bullion-dollar bank accountupdated: Sat Feb 04 2006 07:59:00

High oil prices. Inflation fears. Ballooning deficits. Guerrilla war. Bad news? Not for gold. The asset that shines in bad times has been on a tear recently, surpassing $500 an ounce, a level not s...

Review: 'Casanova' amusing rompupdated: Fri Dec 30 2005 09:53:00

Heaving breasts. Heavy breathing. Daring rooftop chases. Rampant bed-hopping (lots of bed-hopping). A bit of swordplay. Stolen identities.

FSB: New Holiday Gifts ...updated: Tue Nov 01 2005 00:01:00

Kwytza Kraft Chopstick Lamp $68 While studying in China, Bryan Parks, 29, noticed how many disposable chopsticks went into the trash. After launching Sacramento-based Kwytza Kraft in 2004, he began...

Your e-mails: Reinvent New Orleans?updated: Wed Oct 05 2005 08:21:00

Hurricane Katrina and the flooding that followed devastated many homes, buildings and, in some cases, entire neighborhoods, leaving residents and government officials to decide whether -- and how -- to rebuild.

CNNMoney: 10 best honeymoon spotsupdated: Wed Jun 08 2005 09:17:00

The Big Island is the best place for couples to unwind after their big day, according to a survey on the world's best honeymoon destinations.

The war that never endedupdated: Wed Apr 13 2005 15:17:00

For most, Venice conjures images of romance and timeless -- almost lazy -- elegance.

Small plane crash kills 2 in Atlantaupdated: Tue Oct 19 2004 11:57:00

A small plane clipped an auto-body shop and crashed and burned in a parking lot Tuesday near the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr., killing both people aboard.

CNNMoney: Oil prices could stay highupdated: Mon Oct 04 2004 06:50:00

Oil industry executives believe there won't be enough extra supply to significantly reduce prices in the short term, according to a published report.

Money Magazine: Europe In Winter It may be too chilly to sit by the Seine, but right now Europe promises the best buy for your travel buckupdated: Sat Nov 01 2003 00:01:00

In mid-September, subscribers to Continental Airlines' weekend specials bulletins got a small surprise by e-mail--a one-day-only fare sale. Milan, for instance, could be had for about $365 from New...

Money Magazine: Allocation Acesupdated: Sun Jun 01 2003 00:01:00

Ned Davis Research, based in Venice, Fla., is highly respected among institutional investors for its historical and quantitative market analysis. Now, with the launch of the Ned Davis Research Asse...

Fortune: The God Shot The search is over: Nicholas Stein has found the world's best cup of coffee.updated: Mon Jan 20 2003 00:01:00

One hundred miles east of Venice, the sleepy port of Trieste is home to much of Italy's coffee trade--including gourmet roaster Illy, which sells beans to cafes and restaurants around the globe. Bu...

Money Magazine: The Insider's Italyupdated: Tue May 01 2001 00:01:00

No matter where I go, Italy never leaves me. Whether I'm at a crowded party or at dinner with friends, it always comes up. This doesn't happen by coincidence. I was born in Rome and am an Italian c...

Fortune: Hotel Gritti Palace Veneziaupdated: Mon Mar 19 2001 00:01:00

Life has been too much, what with stockholders demanding instant gratification and house guests in Gstaad demanding instant champagne. While my fruit-loop CEO heads to a week of yoga in Costa Rica,...

Fortune: Hoteliers, take note: FORTUNE's critic is stalking your halls. His name? None of your business. Just call him...updated: Mon Feb 19 2001 00:01:00

On a recent trip to Mauritius, while dining with my funds manager at Ducasse--would someone PLEASE give Alain a break?--I overheard the woman at the next table carrying on about the new St. Regis i...

Fortune: Room Review: Bellagio, Las Vegasupdated: Mon Jun 12 2000 00:01:00

The Vegas Strip has come to resemble a dockyard of gaudy cruise ships: You leave one oversized hotel/ship only to find yourself at another with a different theme. The 3,005-room Bellagio is no diff...

Fortune: Separated at Birth When Ford built two luxury sport sedans off the same platform, no one expected the result to updated: Mon Jun 07 1999 00:01:00

An Italophile friend of mine has a theory: The world divides into two groups of people--those who like Florence and those who prefer Venice. A good marriage, he insists, combines one of each.

Fortune: The Draw Of The Rawupdated: Mon Mar 16 1998 00:01:00

After a long day of marauding across the Mongolian plain, cooking was the last thing a Tartar had time for. So he'd put a slab of meat under his saddle, let it ripen there for a day or two, then sl...

Fortune: THE REVOLUTION IN REAL ESTATE Companies are attacking property costs with a vengeance. The result: fewer offices, more big worksupdated: Mon Sep 05 1994 00:01:00

IN THE UNENDING DRIVE for productivity and profits, companies are taking reengineering to new frontiers. They are knocking down walls, selling off buildings, and otherwise revolutionizing the once ...

Fortune: WINNERS AND SNOOZERS updated: Mon Nov 15 1993 00:01:00

Chiat/Day Venice, Calif.: $620 million Energizer, Nissan, Nynex ''The industry's in turmoil,'' says President Bob Kuperman. So is Chiat/Day. American Express and Reebok walked since Chiat/Day can't...

Money Magazine: Investing right now and for the year ahead STOCKS MAY GO TO A NEW HIGH, BUT THE RALLY WON'T LASTupdated: Tue Dec 01 1992 00:01:00

All year long, we've been warning that stocks were overpriced, that investment profits would be hard to come by and that you could actually suffer losses of as much as 15%. That cautionary advice l...

Fortune: VENETIANS TO SELL THEIR SCUMupdated: Mon Jun 15 1992 00:01:00

Visiting Venice and hoping to find a more original souvenir than a model gondola? Good news: By fall you'll be able to go home with a ream of writing paper made from smelly algae scooped from the l...

Money Magazine: A COUCH POTATO'S GUIDE TO THE TV TRAVEL SHOWS updated: Wed Apr 01 1992 00:01:00

If you're looking for summer vacation tips, reach for the remote control; there are a growing number of televised travel shows that might help you. The latest offering: a new 24-hour cable channel,...

Fortune: THE ITALIANS DOMINATING AN ECONOMY, FAMILY-STYLEupdated: Mon Oct 12 1987 00:01:00

The majestic Moor of Venice is back in her slip in Ravenna, an ancient Adriatic port. But not for long. Raul Gardini, owner of the 79-foot racing sloop and captain of Italy's Ferruzzi Group, is as ...

Fortune: FORTUNE Magazine Contents Page JULY 6, 1987 VOL. 116, NO. 1 updated: Mon Jul 06 1987 00:01:00

EXECUTIVE LIFE/ Cover Story

Fortune: FORTUNE FORECAST THE ECONOMY WILL TOUGH IT OUT The turnaround in trade and stronger capital goods spending will bolster growth iupdated: Mon Jun 22 1987 00:01:00

IN THIS SPRING of economic uncertainty, the financial markets continue to fret. If the dollar no longer seems likely to collapse, it could still head down in a hurry again if investors are disappoi...

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