Claudia Cardinale in Venice (1967)


Claudia Cardinale enjoying a boat ride in Venice, 1967. She was first discovered at the Venice Film Festival in 1957, during a trip that she had won from a beauty contest in which she was crowned “The Most Beautiful Italian Girl in Tunisia.” © Bettmann/CORBIS via

Vintage Photos of Venice by Edwin Smith (1960s)


Edwin Smith, Basilica of San Marco, Venice, 1961 via


Edwin Smith, Market from the Rialto Bridge, Venice, 1961 via


Edwin Smith, Santa Maria Della Salute and the Dogana di Mare seen from the Flooded Molo during ‘Acqua Alta’, Venice, 1961 via


Edwin Smith, Piazza San Marco, Venice, 1961 via


Edwin Smith, The Lagoon, Venice, 1961 via

Paul Newman on a Watertaxi (1963)


American actor and Hollywood star and icon – Paul Newman, looking handsome and beautiful as ever and ultra cool, wearing a tuxedo and a bow tie, during a trip on a water taxi, a sailor cap on the dashboard, Venice 1963 via

Helmut Newton “Model in Venice” (1966)


Model in Venice’ is taken in a rare location for Newton: Venice. While its romanticism was a source of great inspiration for Newton, he only shot in the city on a handful of occasions, here for Queen Magazine in 1966 with clothes by Femme 90- an avant-garde designer at the time. Venice appealed to Newton for its water and elegance of the vaporetto. Here, the model’s clothing sprays in the wind, leaving her enigmatically anonymous via