British tourists in Venice have reported that people seem “on edge” as major attractions have been closed amid concerns over the outbreak of Covid-19.
Italy has scrambled to halt the spread of Europe’s first major outbreak of coronavirus amid rapidly rising numbers of infections and a third death, calling off the popular Venice Carnival and scrapping major league football matches.
St Mark’s Basilica suffered at least five million euros (£4.2 million) in damage during last month’s floods in Venice, officials said as they described efforts to preserve its historic features.
A painting by a north-east artist is set to go under the hammer at one of the world’s most prestigious salerooms.
Renowned sculptor Lorenzo Quinn aims to chisel away at nationalism with his monumental new work.
The UK sculptor behind the 33ft Marble Arch drinking horse in London has crafted two more horse heads which will be displayed at the Venice Biennale art exhibition.
An exhibition showcasing a £2 million lost masterpiece will begin in Aberdeen next month.