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Early success of the 55th International Art Exhibition of the Biennale...

ITALY (eTN) - The International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, which opened June 1, got off to a positive start.

Cruise ship tourism threatening to overwhelm sinking Venice

Each day, more than 60,000 people visit Venice - more than the entire population of the city.

Palembang on the Musi River: heart of ancient Srivijaya

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French-Italian train comes into service in December

ITALY (eTN) - Thello, is the name of a new private French-Italian low-cost train, linking Paris-Milan-Venice.

European Tour Operators Association holds travel meeting in Venice

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) held a meeting on August 23 with the assessors in charge of tourism and transport in Venice.

Italia Nostra: Venice faces “irreversible” catastrophe due to mass tourism

The lagoon city risks “losing its soul” as it struggles to cope with 60,000 tourists a day, nearly double the number it can sustain, according to Italia Nostra (Our Italy).

Hotel tax vote in Venice postponed

Following scenes of protest, walkouts by certain councillors, and ultimately a lack of quorum, the debate and vote on Venice’s proposed accommodation tax was delayed on Monday evening (June 20).

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Venice to introduce tourist ticket

Venice mayor said that it is time for the city to introduce a "tourist ticket" for its roughly 20 million visitors a year in order to help the historic island city's finances.

City entry fee proposed for Venice visitors

Your next trip to Venice may cost you more. The city is about to start charging tourists an entrance fee.

Fewer and fewer call Venice home, but it’s not dead yet

The city of Venice, Italy, with its famous waterways and beautiful buildings is losing official residents at a rapid rate causing some people to hold a mock funeral on Saturday.

Venice threatened by new port

The World Heritage site, built on an island in the centre of a lagoon in North East Italy, is visited by millions of tourists every year eager to float down the Grand Canal in a gondolier.

Row over Venice Coke sponsorship

A row has broken out in the Italian city of Venice over a new 2.1m-euro (£1.8m; $2.7m) sponsorship deal between the authorities and Coca Cola.

Pay virtually and pee virtuously in Venice

Venice, Italy - Venice wants to make itself an easier place to go, so it is launching an online service to allow visitors to pre-pay for access to public toilets with the click of a mouse.

Venice pushes online tourism service to ease congestion

From Feb. 1, Venice will make its tourism services available online in a bid to spread the concentration of its 20 million visitors more evenly throughout the year.

Norwegian Cruise Line to home port ship in Venice

Norwegian Cruise Line will home port a ship in Venice in 2010 -- a first for the 42-year-old line.

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Venice goes to war with boorish tourists

Venice is stepping up a campaign against badly behaved tourists in an effort to reduce friction between its residents and the 20 million people who visit the city each year.

Venice ‘winning war against pigeons and tourists’

The pigeon population of St Mark's Square has been reduced from an estimated high of 20,000 to barely a thousand, authorities claim.

Venice’s new £4m Grand Canal bridge injures tourists

The 10 tourists were treated after tripping on the steps on the 94-metre long Constitution Bridge, designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, which opened on September 11.

Venice urges tourists to drink from fountains

ROME - As summer sets in, tourists visiting Venice will find fountains feature unexpectedly high on this year's sightseeing tours as the city council aims to reduce waste in the world's biggest consumer of mineral water.A new initiative to cut down on bottled water consumption, called "100% Public" (www.100X100pubblica.it), will be launched on Thursday, which is World Environment Day.

Famous bar helps out hard-up American tourists

A bar in Venice that is renowned for hosting famous visitors in the past is helping out its modern American patrons with 20% discounts.Harry's Bar near the famous St Mark's Square was a popular watering hole with Orson Welles, Truman Capote and, most famously, Ernest Hemingway.

‘I killed tourist’, says letter

Police investigating the death of a British tourist on a Valentine's Day trip to Venice are examining an anonymous letter from someone who claims to have killed him after they had a row on a bridge.Richard Raynor, 23, disappeared after an argument with his girlfriend, Katie Robinson, 21, following a romantic meal in the Italian city ten days ago.

Venice opens a Water Bus for residents, minus tourists

Venice — City officials on Monday opened a new water-bus line here with one special feature: no day-trip tourists allowed.The new line — reserved for holders of the Carta Venezia pass — was introduced to lessen the impact of the estimated 20 million people who visit Venice each year on the city’s beleaguered residents.