'I don't plan a lot in life. I like to see things as a book'
What's really criminal about Edinburgh, says 'Rebus' creator Ian Rankin, is how tricky it can be for wheelchair users to navigate. Here, he explains the problems faced by his 21-year-old son, Kit, and how the family has learnt to plan days out
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The ‘Queen of the Seas’ is about to welcome the art crowd. Aoife O’Riordain finds out what’s in store
'I had no idea there are more than 120 natural springs in Budapest'
Venice authorities will fit GPS devices and number plates on all the lagoon city’s gondolas to monitor their movements and prevent a repeat of the accident that cost the life of a German tourist in August.
Daniel Radcliffe's turn as Allen Ginsberg was one of the highlights of the 70th Venice Film Festival, where Britain made up for its near-invisibility at Cannes, says Geoffrey Macnab
The row over the presence of giant cruise ships in Venice’s lagoon was reignited this weekend after claims that a huge vessel belonging to the same company as the wrecked Costa Concordia sailed dangerously close to St Mark’s Square.
The Italian socialist authors' sequel to Q has finally been translated into English after a four year wait. James Legge meets half of their number
Garsington's 'Maometto secondo' is risibly directed but superlatively sung
A short walk from St Mark's Square, a 13th-century mercantile building is now an intimate guesthouse
The current ski season is in full swing, and still looking good for snow cover almost everywhere, but already news for 2013-14 is starting to appear.
The city's most desirable address has a new tenant - and not everyone's happy about it
Priests were once movie symbols of decency and heroism. Scandals in the Catholic Church have ended that, says Geoffrey Macnab
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