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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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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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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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“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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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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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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Venice: Low tide sees canals become impassable by gondolas

Tourists to the city of Venice have been met with a stark contrast to November’s high tides.

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WATCH: Tourist photo fails sure to put you in stitches

Just in case you need a laugh to get you through to the end of the week, we thought we’d show you not one, but two hilarious tourist photo disasters that absolutely made our week. 

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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.

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St Mark’s Square closed as Venice hit by third record tide

by Christian Fleetwood

St Mark’s Square was closed on the weekend after Venice was inundated with a nearly five-foot flood, marking the third time within a week that waters have peaked this high.

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Venice “on its knees” after being hit by worst flood in 50 years

Venice has been hit by the second-worst flood in its recorded history, with water submerging 85 per cent of the Italian city.

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Tourist ‘kidnaps’ currency exchange worker in Venice

If you thought bad exchange rates made you angry, wait until you hear about this guy’s behaviour.

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