‘Venetians want you to know and experience their city’: Lessons from a crowd-free weekend in Venice

‘Venetians want you to know and experience their city’: Lessons from a crowd-free weekend in Venice

As Venice reopens to tourism, writer Evan Byrne takes us on a trip through the city's quiet byways and bacari bars to see what a more sustainable future version of tourism could look like.

OPINION: After flooding and coronavirus, is it time Venice stopped relying on tourism?

OPINION: After flooding and coronavirus, is it time Venice stopped relying on tourism?

Venice to begin charging entry fee from July 2020

Venice to begin charging entry fee from July 2020

VIDEO: Tourist head-butts Venice gondolier ‘over a selfie’

VIDEO: Tourist head-butts Venice gondolier ‘over a selfie’

No, Venice hasn’t just banned cruise ships from its lagoon

No, Venice hasn’t just banned cruise ships from its lagoon

Venice leads European cities in call for new cruise ship rules

Venice leads European cities in call for new cruise ship rules

Cinque Terre town pushes train company to limit tourist numbers

Cinque Terre town pushes train company to limit tourist numbers

Venice puts off charging entry fees until next year

Venice puts off charging entry fees until next year

Tourists fined for taking bikes through Venice shirtless

Tourists fined for taking bikes through Venice shirtless

Venice to kick out visitors caught behaving badly

Venice to kick out visitors caught behaving badly

In just nine months, nearly 500 Florence residents were turfed out to make way for tourist rentals

In just nine months, nearly 500 Florence residents were turfed out to make way for tourist rentals

Five crowd-free alternatives to Italy’s tourist hotspots

Five crowd-free alternatives to Italy’s tourist hotspots