The 2010s saw more people travelling than ever before, according to The Guardian’s report on recent figures from the World Tourism Organisation. But millions upon millions of people going on adventures has put pressure on numerous destinations. Some, like Venice, have long been affected by overtourism, but others like Dubrovnik, […]
Water levels in the Italian city of Venice reach 187 centimeters (six feet two inches) – the highest in over 50 years, according to The Associated Press. The Mayor of Venice attributed this year’s particularly severe flooding to climate change in a tweet, and said a state of emergency will […]
Venice, Italy, is facing its annual flooding season. Water levels peaked at 4 feet, 3 inches (1.27 meters) on Tuesday,according to the Associated Press. It’s high-water season in Venice, meaning that heavy rains and high tides cause the lower parts of the city, including the tourist area of St. Mark’s […]
Rising sea levels, climbing global temperatures, and extreme weather conditions have scientists concerned about the fate of the world’s landmarks. A group of researchers recently developed a Climate Vulnerability Index (CVI) that helps determine which World Heritage Sites face the most precarious future. Landmarks that are in danger include the […]
On Sunday, a massive cruise ship, the MSC Opera, went rogue in Venice, Italy, crashing into a dock in the Giudecca canal. As it made its way, the ship also collided with another tourist vessel – the River Countess, which looks tiny in comparison. Terrifying footage of the incident shows […]
The Pinault family finalised its $US109 million gift to help rebuild Notre-Dame on October 1, nearly six months after the cathedral caught fire, according to the Associated Press. François Pinault is the founder and owner of Kering luxury group, which includes several iconic fashion houses, including Gucci and Alexander McQueen. […]
Venice, Italy, is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, seeing between 26 million and 30 million visitors per year. But the Italian port city has struggled with hordes of tourists, devastating floods, and pollution and accidents involving cruise ships. Last year, the city announced it would gradually […]
Venice was hit by a series of devastating storms this week, causing three-quarters of the city to be submerged in water. Officials suspect that the city could have been protected by a massive flood barrier, which is not yet complete. The $US6.5 billion infrastructure project has been pummelled by criticism […]
Three-quarters of Venice, Italy was underwater on Monday as a storm brought a historic flood to the city. Heavy winds raised the water levels by more than five feet, causing the worst flooding in a decade. Residents and tourists alike struggled to get around the city, even in tall rain […]
A restaurant in Venice charged four tourists €1,100 ($US1,350/£970) for four steaks, fried fish, and water. The news garnered some bad publicity for Venice. Osteria da Luca has since received visits from the police and health and building inspectors, who fined it €14,000. The Venetian Hoteliers Association also offered the […]
A restaurant charged four tourists $A1,690 for a meal. The four Japanese students had four steaks, fried fish, and mineral water at Osteria da Luca. They paid the bill but complained to police in Bologna. Venice’s mayor pledged to look into the case. The mayor of Venice has pledged to […]
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