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Final checks made on stage just before opening the doors for the opening of the 57th Wexford Opera Festival. Photograph: David Sleator/Irish Times

Wexford Festival Opera is making a change to the previously announced repertoire for the 2019 festival. The festival, which is to take place from Tues(...)

Spider-Man swings into action in Far from Home

Tom Holland swings back into action as Peter Parker in the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home. The clip gives the first look at Jake Gyllenh(...)

Venice attracts up to 30 million visitors a year. Photograph: Getty Images

Day-trippers to Venice will be charged up to €10 to enter the famous lagoon city as authorities continue to grapple with the tens of millions of touri(...)

Arup’s BIQ building in Hamburg has a bioreactor façade or photosynthetic curtain which uses microalgae to control light, provide shade from the sun and generate heat for hot water or internal heating.

Some scientists spend years manipulating and analysing microscopic biological, chemical or physical interactions in the hope of seeing something new t(...)

Belmond owns the Hotel Cipriani in Venice

Luxury goods maker LVMH has agreed to buy Belmond, the owner of hotels including Venice’s landmark Cipriani, for $3.2 billion including debt, to incre(...)

A couple walk in the flooded Saint Mark Square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice. Photograph: Reuters

Venice has been inundated by an exceptionally high tide, putting three-quarters of the famed Italian lagoon city under water as large swathes of Italy(...)

The red light district in Amsterdam: ‘Sometime it is as simple as tourists not realising that real people live here.’ Photograph: Getty Images

It is not a problem many holiday destinations spend much effort worrying about or money trying to fix: the wrong kind of tourist. But that is the chal(...)

Best of Europe:  glass bowl by Róisín de Buitléar

In our age of mass production and perfect manufactured replicas, does making things by hand matter any more? Exploring Homo Faber, a huge exhibition d(...)

The Irish countryside is many things – cold, wet, grey, green, remote, wet, barren, cow-filled, morose, stoney, wet, brown... Photograph: iStock Photo

We live in a listy time and much of the content we consume comes broken into digestible chunks and helpfully numbered so we can rank its importance mo(...)

The proposal is expected to reach a vote in the city’s council in October, although it faces opposition from some councillors as well as residents’ activist groups. Photograph: iStock

Authorities in Venice have proposed banning people from sitting and lying on the ground as the city pursues its quest to clamp down on what some offi(...)

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