220 years after his death, Venice has dedicated a museum to one of its most famous sons – the "Casanova Museum and Experience". Known best for his skill in seduction, Casanova was also a lawyer, writer and philosopher.
Giacomo Casanova is known worldwide as a ladies' man, but he was much more: a priest, a spy and a writer. He now has a museum dedicated to him in Venice.
Art collector Peggy Guggenheim, known for supporting the careers of some of modern art's biggest names — Picasso, Miro, Pollock — made her home in Venice after the war. A look at her Venetian debut, 70 years on.
In September 1943, German Wehrmacht troops slaughtered some 5,200 Italian soldiers on the Greek isle. The massacre was a turning point in Greece and Italy's relationship, but the bloody event was downplayed for years.
In troubling political times, New York's latest tourist attraction offers visitors international escapism - a $40 million installation of 50 nations in miniature: a kind of Gulliver's Travels for the 21st century.
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