• Venice bans large cruise ship entry into centre

    Published on : Tuesday, April 6, 2021

    Authorities in Venice have approved a ban on large cruise ships entering the historic centre of the Italian city. Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini, said that the decision came in response to a request from UN cultural body, UNESCO. Large …

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  • Reuben Brothers acquires the Baglioni Luna

    Published on : Thursday, February 4, 2021

    Reuben Brothers has acquired the Baglioni Luna, one of the most historic hotels in the centre of Venice. The 90,000 square foot property dates from the 12th century and is one of the oldest in Venice, with some of the …

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  • New Langham property set for Venice debut in 2023

    Published on : Saturday, October 31, 2020

    Langham Hospitality Group has decided to open a new hotel in Venice all set to launch in 2023, becoming the first from the brand in Italy. The 138-key hotel is located on the island of Murano, long revered for its …

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  • These 3 regions in Italy hit hardest by loss of tourists from America

    Published on : Thursday, July 30, 2020

    Recently Istat, the Italian national statistics bureau explains that 5.6 million US citizens come to Italy every year, with July being the most preferred month for these tourists to visit this country. Even though in Italy, Americans account for only …

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  • New tourist tax in Venice postponed for a year

    Published on : Thursday, April 9, 2020

    Luigi Brugnaro the mayor of Venice has announced that the city will be postponing its new tourist tax for a year. An entry fee of up to€10 was to be introduced from July 1, 2020.   The Italian city has …

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  • Tourism ebbs in flood-hit Venice with hotel bookings down 45%

    Published on : Saturday, December 21, 2019

    The fears of more unprecedented flooding in Venice has brought hotel reservations down by 45 percent, the city’s hoteliers association said Friday.   Last month, the northern Italian city of canals was hit by the highest tide in more than …

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  • Venice is not under water & needs tourists, say locals

    Published on : Friday, November 15, 2019

    Sebastian Fagarazzi was on foot from the bus terminus at Piazzale Roma to Cannaregio, his home district at lunchtime on Wednesday when he saw two tourists coming towards him, suitcases in hand, ready to escape the city.   “They were …

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  • Venice flooded with second-highest waters on record

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    The mayor of Venice has been blamed for drastic climate change for its highest tide in over 50 years, which flooded St Mark’s Square and many of the ancient city’s alleyways, which attract millions of tourists throughout the year. A …

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  • Authorities to impose fine on day-trippers in Venice

    Published on : Friday, October 11, 2019

    Authorities are stepping up a crackdown on day-trippers as they are planning to introduce a fee to instil a sense of responsibility while exploring the romantic city.   The tax will be introduced for all tourists arriving by plane, water …

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  • Costa Cruises to base three ships in South America

    Published on : Monday, September 23, 2019

    Costa Cruises Costa Luminosa will join Costa Fascinosa and Costa Pacifica in South America during the winter of 2020-2021. This is supposed to help boost the cruise line’s capacity in the region.     As per the schedule, Costa Luminosa …

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  • After residents protests Venice bans cruise ships from historic centre

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    After a prolonged battle between residents and ocean liner companies, Venice will be banning cruise ships from its historic centre.     The city is already struggling due to overtourism and cruise ships were a long term bane for Venice. …

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  • To save Venice from overtourism, vacationers hit by fine

    Published on : Thursday, August 1, 2019

    Vacationers have been cautioned that the well-known city of canals and bridges is not akin to Disneyland. They should not consider it as a playground or some water park. Any travelers planning to strip off to catching some rays in …

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  • Venice alluring tourists with popular tourism hot-spots

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Venice is known as “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Water”, “The City of Masks”, “City of Bridges”, “and City of love”. The word Venice is also known as Venetia meaning uncertain. Venice is a city in Northeastern Italy and …

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  • Venice puts off charging tourist entry fees till next year

    Published on : Tuesday, July 9, 2019

    The local tourism officials of Venice said that the planned new tourist entry fee has been put off from September 1st to January 1st next year. The delay was “unavoidable”, according to city councillor Michele Zuin, following months of discussions between city hall and tourism operators.

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  • Venice introducing visitor tax for short stays to manage mass tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, January 1, 2019

    Venice is to charge visitors a tax up to 10 euros each in a move approved by the Italian government to curb mass tourism during short stays.   The new measure by Italian government which will bring in tens of …

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  • 29 killed in Italy’s flooding, high winds and lightning strikes wreaks havoc

    Published on : Monday, November 5, 2018

    The country’s interior minister said that the death toll in Italy’s historic flooding has gone up to 29. The Interiors Minister Matteo Salvini mentioned that twelve were dead in Sicily while having dinner and were swept up by the water. …

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  • Venice underwater – tourists affected

    Published on : Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    About 70 per cent of Venice is underwater as per a news channel. The high tide reached a maximum of over five feet above the sea level. It is considered the fourth-highest level ever recorded and the highest since 2008. …

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  • Venice to ban alcohol to control mass tourism

    Published on : Thursday, September 27, 2018

    To control over tourism, Venice considers to ban alcohol in the streets. In 2018, the city council introduced many unconventional plans to control tourism.     Venice is considering to charge  fines for anyone found to be carrying alcohol after …

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  • Visitors to Venice could be fined up to €500 for sitting in undesignated spots

    Published on : Saturday, September 22, 2018

    The visitors to Venice could be fined up to €500 (£440) for sitting in the spots which are undesignated, after the mayor suggested a new ban as part of wider efforts to crack down on undesirable tourist behaviour.     …

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  • Tourist inflow restricted on Venice turnstiles

    Published on : Thursday, May 17, 2018

    Venice and its 80,000 regular inhabitants have been groaning under the yoke of overtourism since long. As many as 30 million travellers rush to its famous canals every year, stressing the infrastructure. In order to safeguard this tourist destination from …

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