10 of the best restaurants near Venice’s major attractions

Want to avoid a shock lunch bill in Venice? Follow our guide to great value, traditional trattorie and bars close to the city’s biggest tourist draws

Italy’s sleeping beauty: 400-year-old castle near Venice brought back to life

Close to Padua and less than an hour’s train ride from Venice, Castello del Catajo is an enormous newly-restored medieval fantasy with, so far, few foreign visitors

Ian Kelly on Venice: ‘Casanova’s story takes you to the city’s best views’

The Casanova biographer, whose work has inspired a new ballet, finds plenty of traces of the 18th-century lothario amid the city’s canals, bars and alleyways