Tag: Mass tourism

“Detourism” in Venice

“Detourism” in Venice

The City of Venice has a project they call “Detourism” supposedly promoting sustainable tourism in Venice. They describe it this way: Travel Venice like a local DETOURISM  is a new project of the City of Venice for curious travellers who enjoy wander off the beaten […]

The Gondola Zoo

The Gondola Zoo

As I was walking the dog this morning down in our campo, watching the gondolas being readied for the day, I hear one of the gondoliers moan “oh, here comes another group”  and speedily retreat away from the boats. Shortly after they arrive, a group […]

Why Venice Residents Say “No” to Big Ships in The Lagoon | Italy Magazine

This article covers most of what I tried to write in my previous post.

http://www.italymagazine.com/featured-story/why-venice-residents-say-no-big-ships-lagoon

Cruise invasion of Venice

Cruise invasion of Venice

This weekend some 28 cruise ships and ferries will arrive in Venice. On Sunday alone, 12 cruise ships will arrive, of which 8 are huge, all in all carrying over 40.000 passengers. This might all be good. After all, 40.000 passengers have money in their […]