The Venice Film Festival is where quarantine was first introduced

VENICE — Visitors to Venice could be forgiven for not realizing that beyond the majesty of St. Mark’s Square and the romance of gondola rides lies a city that helped provide a baseline of what the world knows today about containing pandemics. It was here that the term “quarantine” was coined, after merchant ships arriving in the 15th-century Venetian Republic were moored for 40 days (“quaranta giorni” in Italian) to see if their crews were afflicted with the plague. It was here that the first isolated pestilence hospital was built on a solitary island in the lagoon, a precursor to today’s COVID-19 isolation wards. And it was in Venice that 16th-century doctors donned beak-nosed masks filled with aromatic herbs to

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Where to stay this October

Pairing fashion with hospitality It’s no longer enough for a hotel to slap its logo on a ball cap, a luggage tag, or—perish the thought—an ashtray. These days, properties are giving the resort souvenir fresh appeal, stocking their gift shops with high-style collaborations that reflect a sense of place. Royal Mansour Marrakech Early this year, Royal Mansour Marrakech (royalmansour.com; doubles from US$1,000) teamed up with Christian Louboutin to create babouche slippers (from US$558) that echo the hotel’s Moorish details. Jewelry designer Mercedes Salazar has launched a line of colorful earrings and embroidered bangles inspired by the Luxury Collection’s Mexican properties (from US$150; luxurycollectionstore.com).   View this post on Instagram   In her #shoes I want to be…👠⁣ ⁣⁣⁣The Lady Mansour

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Michelin-starred Chef and Restaurateur, Fabio Trabocchi to Unveil Fiola at Dopolavoro Venezia, an Exclusive Epicurean Experience at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa

BETHESDA, Md. – January 08, 2019 – JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc., today announced that award-winning chef and restaurateur, Fabio Trabocchi will take over the operations of JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa’s fine-dining restaurant. Set to open in April 2019, the hotel’s existing fine-dining culinary concept will be reinvented as ‘Fiola at Dopolavoro Venezia,’ featuring a sophisticated yet luxurious ambiance coupled with striking architectural details that date back to the 1920s. “We are delighted to welcome Fabio Trabocchi to JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa and are excited to lead our guests through a dynamic culinary journey with the unveiling of Fiola at Dopolavoro Venezia,” said Mitzi Gaskins, Vice President & Global Brand Leader, JW Marriott. “Fiola

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