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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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Destination Wrap: Venice’s new tourist tax, Tokyo hit by typhoon, California bans mini-hotel shampoo bottles + MORE!

Our favourite part of Monday morning is putting together this delightful wrap up of destination news for our faithful readers. Just kidding! We don’t like anything about Mondays.

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Is Venice about to become two separate cities?

Taking inspiration from Brexit and Catalonia, the floating lagoon region of Venice is mulling breaking away from the larger metropolitan area.

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Venice mulls smoking ban in historic centre

The city’s mayor, who is known to enjoy the occasional cigar, said he was inspired by Tokyo’s smoke-free zones.

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Venice fines famous architect over unfit tourist bridge

A world-renowned architect has been slapped with a fine over his design of a bridge in Venice that’s allegedly unable to handle the number of tourists who cross it each day.

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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.

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