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July 21, 2017: Venetian Ports, Lake Garda

Ian Cook ·
Malcesine, on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, is a picturesque town with cobbled lanes and a castle. Today's view by Ian Cook is of its beautiful harbors.
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Venice again considers tourism caps, limits on ships

PHeymont ·
Venice's economy depends on travelers, but the city's life may depend on finding a way to limit their overwhelming presence.
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October 7, 2016: Old Venetian Port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook's skilled eye captures some day views of the old Venetian port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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October 14, 2016: Venetian Lion Head Fountain, Crete

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares wonderful photos of a beautiful and historic fountain in a small village on the island of Crete.
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Re: Venice again considers tourism caps, limits on ships

DrFumblefinger ·
Venice is really a fairly small place, and definitely has limited capacity to handle tourists. I can definitely see limiting the number of day visitors here, although I don't know that completely banning all of the cruise ships is their best solution. Today the business of Venice is tourism. Without tourists, it would not survive.
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Re: Venice again considers tourism caps, limits on ships

PHeymont ·
The issue of the ships is somewhat different from the number of tourists issue. because of their sheer size, they change the currents, channels and sea life of the islands in ways that would be different if anchored on other shores of the lagoon. Plus, at anchor in Venice, they tower over the buildings.
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Re: Venice again considers tourism caps, limits on ships

DrFumblefinger ·
Ships have lots of different ways of getting their travelers to a destination, if they can't dock there. Smaller boats to shuttle people back and forth are very popular with tourists and the cruise companies, and would work well here.
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Re: Venice again considers tourism caps, limits on ships

PHeymont ·
In this case, docking at Mestre and using bus or train to enter Venice could be at least a partial solution...
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Venetian resort, Las Vegas

DrFumblefinger ·
Venetian resort, Las Vegas
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Old Venetian Port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.

Ian Cook ·
Old Venetian Port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.
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Old Venetian Port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.

Ian Cook ·
Old Venetian Port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.
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Old Venetian Port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.

Ian Cook ·
Old Venetian Port at Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.
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Arsenals, Venetian Harbour, Chania, Crete.

Ian Cook ·
Arsenals, Venetian Harbour, Chania, Crete.
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Venetian Harbour, Iraklion, Crete.

Ian Cook ·
Venetian Harbour, Iraklion, Crete.
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