Articles tagged “venice”

Overtourism

Venice Battles Overtourism With Reservations and Mobile Phone Tracking

Airport-like turnstiles and ticketing will rub away some of the historic city's charm, but perhaps the best way to prevent visitors numbers spiralling out of control.

Venice Battles Overtourism With Reservations and Mobile Phone Tracking

Hotels

Why This New Luxury Hotel in Venice Is Hopping on the NFT Frenzy

Ca' di Dio is the first Venetian luxury hotel to offer a reservation via the trendy asset class NFT, or non-fungible token. Smart hotels everywhere are trying fresh ways to appeal to niche audiences, instead of just rely on Booking.com & company.

Why This New Luxury Hotel in Venice Is Hopping on the NFT Frenzy

Cruises

Venice Cruise Ship Ban Is Finally Happening in August

We've heard this before, but maybe we'll see a ban go into place in August. And if that's followed by other acts that put locals before tourists, perhaps we'll once again have a town that's something more than a traveler's trinket at city scale.

Venice Cruise Ship Ban Is Finally Happening in August

Cruises

First Cruise Ship to Sail From Venice Since Pandemic Met With Protests and Plaudits

Will the pandemic really change the nature of tourism and cruising? That issue is being played out in Venice once again.

First Cruise Ship to Sail From Venice Since Pandemic Met With Protests and Plaudits

Cruises

Venice Cruise Ship Ban Is Returning, Maybe

Venice's overtourism problems go deeper than cruise ships, but finally getting a ban on ships in the lagoon is such an obvious first step.

Venice Cruise Ship Ban Is Returning, Maybe

Overtourism

Venice Marks Historic Day as Flood Barrier ‘Stopped the Sea’

From overtourism to a stark absence of tourists, tourism dynamics have rocked Venice and its citizens. The new flood barrier should at least provide some assurance for awhile that at least the tides won't sink the city's prospects.

Venice Marks Historic Day as Flood Barrier ‘Stopped the Sea’

Tourism

A Quiet Venice in Lockdown Looks Beyond Its Overtourism Legacy

A respite from the chaos that has defined Venice's tourism market for too long is one upside from the coronavirus crisis. Can the city use this time to define the proper future for itself?

A Quiet Venice in Lockdown Looks Beyond Its Overtourism Legacy

Tourism

Tourist-Free Venice Sees Nature Take Back the City

What a difference a few weeks makes. Tourist-ridden Venice is now seeing a resurgence of natural life.

Tourist-Free Venice Sees Nature Take Back the City

Tourism

Virus Fear Empties Overcrowded Venice of Tourists

While the virus threat will eventually subside and tourists will throng its streets again, Venice still has to grapple with a long-term, existential challenge that is climate change.

Virus Fear Empties Overcrowded Venice of Tourists

Overtourism

Lagoon Island Burano Wants Some of Venice’s 30 Million Tourists

The unsustainable nature of tourism in Venice is a familiar story. What's less talked about, however, is a group of islands in Venice's northern lagoon that would love an opportunity to welcome some of Venice's influx of annual visitors.

Lagoon Island Burano Wants Some of Venice’s 30 Million Tourists