Tag: Mass tourism

“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

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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

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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

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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

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