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St. Mark’s Guardians to Help Venice Visitors
Published on Saturday, July 23, 2016 by Venice launched a new program to employ a group of people to welcome tourists and keep St. Mark’s Square clean and orderly, calling them the St. Mark’s Guardians. Among their duties are making sure visitors feel welcome and educating tourists on how to keep the lagoon clean and what behaviors to adhere to while in Venice. “Hostesses and stewards, who will be ...
Venice Rebels Against “Love Locks”
Published on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by Venetians have had it with the "romantic" padlocks being locked onto the city's fragile bridges and one Venetian has started a campaign against them.  Lovers symbolically "lock" their love by placing a padlock on a bridge but the locks have become an eyesore and a threat to the integrity of the bridges.  The "Unlock Your Love" initiative this week was timed to c...
Something Is Fishy in Venice
Published on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by A number of dead fish have been found floating in the lagoons of Venice in recent days. While officials have been quick to scoop them up, so as not to ruin the tourist experience, residents and environmentalists alike are wondering what is causing the deaths of these fish? According to Gazzetta del Sud, "(Experts) want to clarify whether a lack of oxygen, possibly ...