Images from the city show lucid canals and the unprecedented return of wildlife to the city’s waters as gondola traffic has been brought to a halt.
The Carnival period in Venice usually marks the start of peak season in one of the world’s most visited cities, with hordes of tourists piling onto…
From damaging monuments to overcrowding neighborhoods, tourists have caused some serious harm in these popular travel destinations.
To tackle the effects of climate change, the Italian city of Venice has presented a plan calling for responsible tourism.
Instagram posts of the blooming poppy fields in a small Southern Californian town last March inspired thousands to flock there.
More than 50k people visit Venice each day, prompting the city to introduce an entry fee earlier this year. These before-and-after photos show the extent of the problem.
Climate change, overtourism, space travel and virtual reality will have a huge impact in years to come…
It is not the sheer number of tourists descending on Venice that bothers Italian food blogger Monica Cesarato so much as the type of visitor. Tourist…
Venice has avoided ending up on the UNESCO black list, Culture Minister Alberto Bonisoli said Thursday. “Good news: Venice was in danger but it won’t be put on the black list,” he tweeted.
Venice’s mayor says he will ask UNESCO to add the city to the list, which would restrict the number of visitors allowed.
Inscription as a World Heritage Site can boost local economies. But when annual visitors outnumber residents by as many as 500 to one it can have a negative impact.
As a result of the abundance of tourists, city officials are looking to charge from $3 to $12 to help cover the cost of services, including garbage disposal. Other popular destinations are looking to follow suit.
Venice is one of the tourist destinations in Italy which is the destination of almost all the world’s population. But now the city…
Nearly 50 World Heritage sites are at risk of coastal flooding or erosion from sea-level rise by 2100.
From the floating city of Venice to prehistoric rock carvings in Spain, Europe’s cultural heritage is vulnerable to floods, quakes and wildfires, and requires better protection to preserve it.
Mass tourism is causing some pretty serious damage to popular travel destinations around the world. Here’s a list of the most affected places.
London, Nov 3 (IBNS): UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mediterranean such as Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Medieval City of Rhodes are under severe threat of coastal erosion and flooding due to rising sea levels within the next 100 years, a study published in Naturemagazine reports this week.
Don’t sit. Don’t eat. Don’t swim. And for goodness sake, don’t stand still.