Uproar over Rome’s plans to build a barrier around the Trevi Fountain
Critics have called plans to put an anti-tourist barricade around one of the city’s most iconic attractions “truly foolish”.
Venice uses mobile phones, surveillance cameras to track tourist movements
Be sure to clear your search history before your next trip to Venice, because officials have started gathering mobile data from tourists.
Rome moves souvenir stands away from famous tourist sites
The Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, and the Piazza Navona are set to be souvenir-stand-free. Thank the Lord.
Venice: Thousands protest in the rain as city gets hit by yet another high-water event
by Christian Fleetwood
Thousands of Venetians have braved bad weather to take to the streets to protest over frequent flooding in the city and the impact of giant cruise ships.
These are the destinations we need to rethink in 2020
As we approach the roaring 20s, more voices are calling on the industry to rethink how and when we encourage people to travel. These are the places we need to be cautious about.
Intrepid releases annual ‘Not Hot List’ to combat overtourism
Do your clients hate the idea of having to battle mammoth crowds just to catch a glimpse at another monument? Well, these alternative destinations will wow their socks off.
Venice cruise ship reforms to have limited impact, expert says
It appears the plans of Italy’s transport minister to curb cruising in Venice’s historic city centre have been given a bit of a reality check.
Venice to reroute cruise ships from Grand Canal following protests
by Christian Fleetwood
Venetians are set to have some relief with the news that Italian authorities are making progress toward rerouting large cruise ships away from the overburdened Guidecca Canal.
You can now be fined for sitting on the Spanish Steps
Police in Italy’s capital have begun enforcing a string of groundbreaking new tourism rules, and one prohibited activity may come as a shock to visitors.
Tourists cop hefty fine for making coffee on the steps of Venice’s Rialto bridge
Of all the places to set up your travel cooker, the city’s most famous and historic bridge is probably not the best choice.
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