• Posts Tagged ‘St. Mark’s Square’

    Venice – Pay to Enter Piazza San Marco?

    by  • March 12, 2015 • Venice

    Venice continues to look at ways to reduce the pressure of tourists in peak season The latest proposal from the non-profit organization Venessia.com in Venice is that tourists visiting Piazza San Marco should pay a fee and make a reservation during high season. This new regulation would help reduce the daily pressure on the...

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    Venice Hits the Headlines

    by  • September 30, 2014 • Architecture, Art, City Breaks, Venice

    Romance Rocks the Waters of Venice as George Clooney Ties the Knot You surely can’t fail to have seen the mass coverage of George Clooney’s wedding this weekend in Venice as he and Amal Alamuddin became man and wife at the city’s sumptuous seven-star hotel, the Aman Canal Grande, in front of a star-studded...

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    Carnival in Venice!

    by  • February 24, 2014 • City Breaks, Festivals, Venice

    If Venice is your short break destination of choice over the coming days, you’re in for an absolute treat as the city is currently knee-deep in carnival fever. But unlike the samba dancers of the legendary Rio Carnival or the riotously colourful and over-sized papier-mâché heads that parade through the streets of Nice, the Carnevale...

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    Venice looks forward to an end to flooding

    by  • January 31, 2014 • Nature, Venice

    A project started in 2003 designed to prevent Venice from flooding should be finished in 2016. The £4.5 billion project was originally proposed in the 1960s but was never implemented due to arguments over the cost, design and environmental impact of the project.  Only more recent floods of the city combined with international concerns...

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    Last Chance to See… Manet in Venice

    by  • August 14, 2013 • Art, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Exhibitions, Venice • 0 Comments

    Thoroughly deserving of the title ‘La Serenissima’, Venice is a city where superlatives simply fall short, a city abundant in treasures, be they of an architectural, artistic or gastronomic variety. Balanced on pinewood stilts driven eight metres into the sea bed, Venice is truly a city like no other and a perennial city break...

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