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    Tourist Behavior

    by  • December 6, 2017 • Current Events, Tourism • 0 Comments

    (Click on this post’s title to see the video link!) PBS just ran another article about tourists behaving badly in Venice. None of you will do that, right? I was interested to hear that anyone jumping into the canal gets fined €450 on the spot! The canals of Venice are streets, not swimming spots…....

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    Mass Tourism in Venice

    by  • July 24, 2017 • Cultural Info, Current Events, Travel

    A recent Guardian article discusses Venetians’ disgust with the thousands of people being disgorged by tourist ships each day on their little city. One local, Luciano Bortot, said, “…the problem now is the mass tourism, the people who come for just a few hours and see nothing – it’s as much of a nightmare...

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    Venice Sinking

    by  • March 10, 2013 • Current Events, Dying, History, Student Essay

    In 568 A.D. the Germanic tribe of the Lombards invaded northern Italy and sent the inhabitants running for cover. A small group seeking refugee and shelter from the oncoming hordes, took exile on the small island of Torcello. As time progressed, and the inhabitants found safety in their new land, the “former” Italians settled into what...

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