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Events

Top 12 unmissable events for Italian summer trips

Summer in Italy means sunshine, gelato, promenading after dinner, Aperols overlooking the ocean, hiking, cycling…and a jam-packed events calendar.

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Cruise

Silversea reveals new curated product offering + 60 maiden calls for 2023/24

For your luxe clients who favour in-depth trips AND love a good cruise, Silversea has served its latest luxe offering.

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Hotels

Venice hotel guests are being armed with water pistols to thwart pesky gulls

Rumours are that movie rights to this story have already been sold to Francis Ford Coppola for an epic action packed movie that will have you on the edge of your seat.

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Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line introduces new Prima Class ship, Norwegian Viva

This new cruise ship even has a ship within a ship, just in case you weren’t getting enough ship experience from other ships.

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Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line unveils new European brochure

Are your clients itching to cruise their way over to Europe? Well, browsing this brochure will do you no harm at all.

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Destinations

Car parked in same spot for almost 50 years becomes tourist drawcard

A town just outside of Venice has gained international attention because a local has been hogging the same park for decades. We shudder to think how many passive-aggressive notes they’ve attracted.

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Cruise

Venice to ban large cruise ships after UNESCO threatens to “blacklist” city

by Ali Coulton

The Italian government made the urgent decree after the United Nations threatened to put one of its biggest tourist hotspots in the naughty corner.

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Destinations

Dolphins spotted in Venice’s Grand Canal

Don’t worry, we haven’t fallen prey to the same hoax that was circulating at the start of the pandemic. There were scientists involved this time, so we reckon this one checks out.

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Wholesalers

Insight Vacations launches new ‘Wander Women’ trip to Venice and the Croatian coast

Tell your clients to get their girl gang together for this blockbuster women-only trip that aims to empower local communities.

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Destinations

“Overweight” tourists accused of sinking gondolas in Venice

Gondolier associations have reduced the number of people allowed on their boats, claiming tourists are getting heavier and causing the gondolas to take on water.

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Tourism

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.

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Cruise

Uniworld sues MSC over $18.5m in damages from Venice ship collision

by Christian Fleetwood

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has levelled a lawsuit against MSC Cruises over massive damages sustained in a Venice ship collision last year.

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