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What to do and see in and around Venice

Venice is made up of over 100 islands, all linked together by Venice’s unique canal network. As one of the most beautiful cities in the world Venice won’t disappoint its visitors. Explore Venice’s famous canals, old bridges, stunning palazzos and great art.

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Deserted Venice Contemplates A Future Without Tourist Hordes After Covid-19

Before COVID-19, Venice was overwhelmed by tourists, a boon for the city’s economy but a sometimes inconvenient reality for residents. As the city reopens, some residents tell CNN’s Ben Wedeman they hope a new balance can be struck.A few days before Italy is set to lift restrictions across much of the country after being locked down since March 10, the streets of Venice are starting to spring back to life.

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Collage Memories of Venice

Venice Clamps Down On Cheap Souvenirs To Protect ‘Cultural Heritage’

Venice is cracking down on souvenir shops selling low-cost goods that have proliferated along the popular canals of the city over the past decade.After stiffening penalties for misbehaving tourists last May, the city is now taking steps to restrict and regulate shopkeepers selling plastic miniature gondolas, cheap carnival masks, crudely manufactured “Murano-style” trinkets, and low-cost leather goods.

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