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    Snow in Venice!

    by  • February 28, 2018 • Current Events • 0 Comments

    Whew, do you think we’re having a cold snap here in SoCal? Today, Save Venice shared this photograph of snow in Venice on its Facebook Account! You can see another photo of snow in Venice in the newspaper Il Gazzetino’s Venice edition and if you scroll down a little in this BBC article about...

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    Save Venice

    by  • January 9, 2018 • Art, Current Events, Travel • 0 Comments

    We are hoping to be able to take all our Imagining Venice students to a Save Venice art restoration site in the city this summer. Save Venice is one of the charitable groups that regularly cleans and restores great art and architecture within the city; its administration was somewhat less-than-glowingly discussed in John Berendt’s...

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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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