Venice Will Require Tourists to Register and Pay Entry Fee

City officials are introducing a new fee to visit Venice and its islands, a move, they hope, will limit tourists.

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Reviving the Renaissance Temples of Venice’s Jewish Ghetto

An $11 million project is underway to restore three decaying synagogues and preserve the city’s history of harboring European Jews.

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Rushing Against War, and Time, Ukraine Makes It to the Biennale

Russia’s invasion complicated well-laid plans. But, despite the odds, Ukraine will present work at the international art showcase in Venice.

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In Venice, a Young Boatman Steers a Course of His Own

“What I ask myself all the time is, ‘What is a man?’” says Edoardo Beniamin, a trans man training to join his father’s profession as a gondolier.

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Simone Leigh Holds Court at the U.S. Pavilion in the Venice Biennale

The acclaimed sculptor holds court at the U.S. Pavilion in the Venice Biennale, where she explores the burden of colonial histories and the promise of Black feminism. She begins by thatching the roof.

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Venice to Replace Glass on Santiago Calatrava’s Slippery Bridge

The city will replace the glass on Santiago Calatrava’s footbridge across the Grand Canal with stone after too many pedestrians fell.

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In Venice, High-Tech Tracking of Tourists Stirs Alarm

Can cellphone data and surveillance cameras help restore the city’s old-world charm, or just destroy what magic remains?

#brugnaro-luigi-1961, #cameras, #privacy, #smartphones, #travel-and-vacations, #venice-italy

A Giant Violin Floats Down Venice’s Grand Canal

This 39-foot-long instrument, built by local artisans and carrying musicians performing a live concert, sets a course for the future.

#boats-and-boating, #canals, #classical-music, #handicrafts, #livio-de-marchi, #venice-italy, #violins-and-violas, #vivaldi-antonio

In Venice, Jewelers Try to Revive Their Businesses

The lack of tourists during the pandemic may have made the city more livable, but empty streets don’t buy jewelry.

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Finance Ministers Meet in Venice to Finalize Global Tax Agreement

The G20 gathering begins a crucial stretch in yearslong negotiations.

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Italy Bans Cruise Liners From Venice Lagoon, With a Catch

Though environmental groups praised the decision to detour big ships outside the fragile area, they are concerned about plans to temporarily dock them at Marghera, the lagoon’s industrial hub.

#italy, #ships-and-shipping, #united-nations-educational-scientific-and-cultural-organization, #venice-italy

Travel Workers Despair a Year Lost to Covid-19

Six travel workers, from a cruise ship crewmember in Manila to a tour bus driver in East Jerusalem, share how the prolonged shutdown has upended their lives.

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‘Nomadland’ Wins Top Prize at the Venice Film Festival

The first major international movie event since the coronavirus pandemic began drew to a close and handed out its biggest award.

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Venice Film Festival Opens, Defiant but Socially Distanced

Strict measures are in place at the first major international movie event since the coronavirus pandemic began.

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A Food Writer’s Sicilian Pasta Dish, and Tips for Sharing It

Skye McAlpine has made a name for herself serving bountiful meals to large groups of friends. During lockdown, she’s discovered the joy of cooking for just one or two.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #food, #mcalpine-skye, #pasta, #recipes, #venice-italy

Venice Film Festival to Return With Masks and Without Blockbusters

The 77th festival promises to be a landmark in the reopening of the movie business — even with a reduced schedule, distancing measures and new outdoor screening sites.

#festivals, #movies, #venice-italy, #venice-international-film-festival

Slowly, Italy Is Waking From the Coronavirus Nightmare

This is a very strange, subdued summer for a country with an economy that relies heavily on tourism and merrymaking. But E.U. aid is on the way.

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Venice Tourism May Never Be the Same After Covid. That Might Be a Good Thing.

The pandemic crushed the tourism industry in Venice and other overtouristed cities. But many see this as an opportunity to rethink a “tourism monoculture.”

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Venice Glimpses a Future With Fewer Tourists, and Likes What It Sees

Can a city whose history and culture drew tens of millions of visitors a year reinvent itself? The coronavirus may give it a chance to try.

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‘More Blue’: An Artwork Shows the Sea Changing During Lockdown

A data-driven media installation, created to reflect marine conditions around the world, has altered with the slowing human activity.

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Animals Are Rewilding Our Cities. On YouTube, at Least.

The videos of deer and elephants, whether or not they’re real, speak to a budding hope: that the pandemic might change society, and us, for the better.

#animals, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #urban-areas, #venice-italy, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming