Measures coming into effect to help prevent overtourism also include a $3.50 to $12 fee to enter the city unless staying at a local hotel.
Starting next summer, visitors will reportedly have to pay a fee, book in advance, and head through turnstiles to get to the city.
According to CNN, boat workers requested that armed guards patrol key tourist spots amid reports of physical attacks including spitting and punching.
"We're talking about people, human beings sleeping on the sidewalk. Where are you gonna put them?" a protester asked Jenner.
Hundreds of people waved banners - some on land, with others in small boats in the canal - and chanted in protest at the MSC Orchestra cruise liner.
The Mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, maintains that the rapidly alternating water levels are linked to climate change.
“Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke has just sold her Venice, California property for $US4.4 million, Fox Business first reported. The property has a 30ft pool, and the ground floor is entirely open-plan. The house is close to the beach and was designed with privacy in mind, realtors Douglas Elliman […]
A new luxury vessel launching in 2021, the S.S. La Venezia, will take its guests on a 8-day cruise of the Venetian lagoon at a starting price of $US2,899 per person. The ship’s interiors pay homage to Venice, as well as famed Italian design and textile house Fortuny. It has […]
A mile-long network of barriers in Venice was activated during a flood on October 3, and kept the city dry. The project, called MOSE, has been underway since 1984, but finally saw use this year. The barriers rose from the Venice lagoon and blocked high waters from the Adriatic sea […]
A private island located in a lagoon near Venice, Italy, is available to rent through Airbnb. The 50-acre private island is known as Valle Falconera, and its pink farmhouse can accommodate up to 16 guests. For 16 visitors, the island can be rented for $US309 a night, or $US42 per […]
Aside from slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, social distancing has had the unintended side effect of reducing pollution and replenishing wildlife across the globe. Several cities have seen a reduction in air pollution, while mountain goats overran one Welsh town as people stay indoors. The coronavirus has infected […]
Italy has become a new epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 41,000 confirmed cases and 3,400 deaths. Two northern regions, Lombardy and Veneto, reported the country’s first cases on February 21. Their responses, however, differed: Veneto issued multiple rounds of testing for residents, even those without symptoms, and […]
Italy has been on lockdown in an attempt to prevent the further spread of coronavirus, which has infected more than 35,000 people nationwide. As people stay home, Venice’s canals are finally clear. The canals’ bottoms can be seen clearly, and photos from Venice and nearby Burano show fish and seaweed […]
Thousands of people fled parts of Northern Italy after plans to quarantine more than 16 million people over the novel coronavirus were leaked ahead of time. People rushed to travel south, outside the limits of a mass lockdown meant to restrict public gatherings and stop people from entering and leaving. […]
Italy is scrambling to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus within its borders as cases of COVID-19 soar. Italy has the most cases outside of Asia. As of Wednesday evening, 12 people there had died from the disease. The country has put almost a dozen towns under lockdown, cancelled […]
Located in Venice’s St. Mark’s Square, Caffe Florian claims to be the oldest cafe in Europe. Opened in 1720, it just celebrated its 300th anniversary. On sites like TripAdvisor, Yelp,Conde Nast Traveller, and the cafe’s own Facebook page, visitors have praised its location, decor, and overall atmosphere – but also […]
A new wave of high water hit Venice on December 23, piling on to the damage from flooding that has troubled the city throughout the year. Venice’s mayor reportedly said that the unusually high waters have cost around €1 billion ($US1.1 billion) in damage to homes, businesses, and landmarks. The […]
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