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Venice avoids UNESCO world heritage site in danger list after ban on large ships(Unsplash)

Venice avoids UNESCO world heritage site in danger list after ban on large ships

PTI | , Milan
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2021 07:32 AM IST
  • The Italian government moved this month to avoid the danger designation, pledging to reroute massive cruise ships starting August 1 from the city's historic centre to an industrial port still within the Venice lagoon.
Cruise ships restart in Venice after 1.5 years, spark environmental protests(Photo by Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash)
Cruise ships restart in Venice after 1.5 years, spark environmental protests(Photo by Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash)

Cruise ships restart in Venice after 1.5 years, spark environmental protests

AP |
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2021 05:57 PM IST
  • The voyage of MSC Orchestra heralds the return of cruise ships to Venice's historic city of canals after more than 18 months but it reignited an anti-cruise movement that opposes the passage of the enormous ships through the fragile lagoon due to environmental and safety concerns.
Director Chaitanya Tamhane and producer Vivek Gomber at Venice Film Festival.
Director Chaitanya Tamhane and producer Vivek Gomber at Venice Film Festival.

Chaitanya Tamhane bags Best Screenplay award for The Disciple at Venice Film Festival, loses Golden Lion to Nomadland

PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 12:41 PM IST
After bagging the FIPRESCI award, Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple was also honoured with Best Screenplay award at Venice International Film Festival closing ceremony on Saturday. The Golden Lion was bagged by Frances McDormand’s Nomadland.
A still from African-American director Spike Lee’s filmed version of David Byrne’s Broadway special American Utopia which will be the opening film for the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.(TIFF)
A still from African-American director Spike Lee’s filmed version of David Byrne’s Broadway special American Utopia which will be the opening film for the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.(TIFF)

How the Toronto International Film Festival is adapting to the new normal, via drive-in screenings and open air theatres

Hindustan Times | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 02:14 PM IST
Unlike previous years stars will be unable to visit Toronto in person due to mandatory quarantine requirements but they will make appearances to interact with audiences on the digital platform.
Those living abroad are putting up Insta posts of their vacations to destinations including Florence, Italy(Illustration: Aparna Ram)
Those living abroad are putting up Insta posts of their vacations to destinations including Florence, Italy(Illustration: Aparna Ram)

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Break time

Hindustan Times | By Seema Goswami
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2020 06:48 AM IST
Taking a vacation amidst the Coronavirus pandemic? Here’s where you can go…
Recommendations for a good weekend read
Recommendations for a good weekend read

5 books to binge-read this weekend

Hindustan Times | By Arpita Das
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2020 07:17 AM IST
These five novels will keep you great company from brunch to supper
City of Venice, Italy.(Unsplash)
City of Venice, Italy.(Unsplash)

Venice nurtures its lagoon back to health

Venice | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 11:17 PM IST
Once home to a rich variety of fish and birds, mankind’s meddling has raised the water’s salt content dramatically. However, an environmental project aims to restore it to its former glory, by introducing more fresh water.
While rewatching The West Wing, one realises so little changes in the world over time.(Aparna Ram)
While rewatching The West Wing, one realises so little changes in the world over time.(Aparna Ram)

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Déjà vu

Hindustan Times | By Seema Goswami
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 12:01 PM IST
I’ve always been a fan of comfort reading; but the lockdown has made me comfort-watch old TV shows as well.
The Roman Catholic Church is currently marking the fifth anniversary of Francis’ landmark encyclical “Laudato Si” (Praised Be) on the need to protect nature.(REUTERS)
The Roman Catholic Church is currently marking the fifth anniversary of Francis’ landmark encyclical “Laudato Si” (Praised Be) on the need to protect nature.(REUTERS)

Pope says coronavirus should spark new environmental awareness

Vatican city | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2020 05:21 PM IST
At his Sunday address in St. Peter’s Square, Francis said the pandemic made many people reflect on their relationship with the environment. The square reopened to the public a month ago and Italy’s last travel restrictions were lifted on June 3.
Virus lockdown gives Venice a shot at reimagining tourism.(Unsplash)
Virus lockdown gives Venice a shot at reimagining tourism.(Unsplash)

Virus lockdown gives Venice a shot at reimagining tourism

Venice, Italy | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 08:16 AM IST
For years, Venice has faced an almost existential crisis, as the unbridled success of its tourism industry threatened to ruin the things that have drawn visitors for centuries. Now the coronavirus pandemic has dammed off the tide of tourists and hobbled the city’s economy.
Tourist havens such as Venice have been particularly pummelled by lockdown orders that have kept millions indoors and closed all stores except for essential supermarkets and pharmacies.(Unsplash)
Tourist havens such as Venice have been particularly pummelled by lockdown orders that have kept millions indoors and closed all stores except for essential supermarkets and pharmacies.(Unsplash)

Venice creeps back to life after coronavirus lockdown

Venice | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 08:59 AM IST
Tourist havens such as Venice have been particularly pummelled by lockdown orders that have kept millions indoors and closed all stores except for essential supermarkets and pharmacies.
Prada partners with UN on 10-city ocean education project, The Sea Beyond.(www.pradagroup.com)
Prada partners with UN on 10-city ocean education project, The Sea Beyond.(www.pradagroup.com)

Prada partners with UN on 10-city ocean education project, The Sea Beyond

Milan | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 01:51 PM IST
Italian fashion house Prada is helping to fund a United Nations program that will enlist high school students from 10 cities to spread awareness about how humans impact the world’s oceans.
Toffolo discovered the image in a library in Florence in May while working on a detailed study of Venice to be published this year.(Unsplash/Representational image)
Toffolo discovered the image in a library in Florence in May while working on a detailed study of Venice to be published this year.(Unsplash/Representational image)

Oldest image of Venice discovered dating back to 14th century

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 01:13 PM IST
A researcher at the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland, Sandra Toffolo found the sketch in a manuscript describing Italian pilgrim Niccolo da Poggibonsi’s 1346-1350 voyage to Jerusalem which took him through the bustling port city.
Hong Kong witnessed massive protests this year(HT File)
Hong Kong witnessed massive protests this year(HT File)

2019: When city streets became protest sites

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2019 12:29 AM IST
The urban space turned into a site of spontaneous and electrifying protests against governments.
Just over a decade is all that remains to stop irreversible damage from climate change.
Just over a decade is all that remains to stop irreversible damage from climate change.

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Modern-day Christmas carols

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 12:48 AM IST
Inspired by some of the top headlines of 2019, we present our annual ho ho ho…
Here are a few offbeat destinations for backpackers in and around India.
Here are a few offbeat destinations for backpackers in and around India.

Travel on the cards? Here are a few offbeat destinations for backpackers in and around India

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 12:41 PM IST
Travel is not just a means of escaping a busy lifestyle, but an end in itself. It’s an essential part of life, not a break away from it.
Art, treasure and jewel heists in Europe in recent times, listed.(Unsplash)
Art, treasure and jewel heists in Europe in recent times, listed.(Unsplash)

Art, treasure and jewel heists in Europe in recent times, listed

Berlin | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 01:37 PM IST
Here’s a look at some other spectacular thefts in Europe in recent years.
A view of a flooded street during a period of seasonal high water in Venice, Italy, November 17, 2019.(Reuters photo)
A view of a flooded street during a period of seasonal high water in Venice, Italy, November 17, 2019.(Reuters photo)

Time for hip waders: Venice sees record 3rd exceptional tide

Venice | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 10:35 AM IST
Stores and museums in Venice were mostly closed in the hardest-hit area around St. Mark’s Square, but tourists donned high rubber boots or even hip waders to witness and photograph the spectacle.
Many people were rising to the challenge of saving Venice’s many treasures.(Luca Bruno/AP)
Many people were rising to the challenge of saving Venice’s many treasures.(Luca Bruno/AP)

High tides surge through Venice, locals rush to protect art, historical treasures

Venice, Italy | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 04:19 PM IST
Many people were rising to the challenge of saving Venice’s many treasures.
Like many other lifelong Venetians, Rado is defiant, saying he will stay in his beloved city even if the water continues to rise.(REUTERS)
Like many other lifelong Venetians, Rado is defiant, saying he will stay in his beloved city even if the water continues to rise.(REUTERS)

‘That’s enough of Venice? Never,’ defiant Venetians vow to stay despite flood devastation

Rome | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 07:40 AM IST
Local authorities declared the city a disaster zone on Wednesday after “apocalyptic” floods inundated its historic basilica, squares and hundreds of centuries-old buildings.
A view of the flooded St. Mark's Square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice. Several museums remained closed to the public on Thursday.(Reuters Photo)
A view of the flooded St. Mark's Square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice. Several museums remained closed to the public on Thursday.(Reuters Photo)

Italy to declare state of emergency in Venice after flood

Venice | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 08:29 PM IST
Tourists larked around in the flooded St Mark’s Square in the sunshine, snapping selfies in their neon plastic boots and taking advantage of a respite in bad weather which has driven the high tides.
Joaquin Phoenix has been receiving Oscar buzz for his performance in Joker.
Joaquin Phoenix has been receiving Oscar buzz for his performance in Joker.

Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker gets eight-minute standing ovation as critics rave, watch video

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 07:57 PM IST
Videos from inside the auditorium where Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker premiered show the crowd launching into an eight-minute standing ovation. Watch here.
Dawnay also went on to marry a prince — a Russian emigre to Britain and became Princess George Galitzine.(Instagram/ Martin Milnes)
Dawnay also went on to marry a prince — a Russian emigre to Britain and became Princess George Galitzine.(Instagram/ Martin Milnes)

Model Jean Dawnay became Christian Dior’s muse by knocking on his door

London | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 01:08 PM IST
Before there were supermodels, there were “mannequins”. Designers and artisans would pin, prod or tuck fabric and toiles to the mannequins to bring sketches and ideas to life.
No one is particularly fond of airports.(Unsplash)
No one is particularly fond of airports.(Unsplash)

The Taste with Vir: Rules I follow when going on a holiday

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 08:03 AM IST
In this week’s column of The Taste With Vir, Vir Sanghvi shares the general rules to know and follow when going on a holiday.
The Maharashtra government is planning to put together a task force to study the impact of climate change in Mumbai.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
The Maharashtra government is planning to put together a task force to study the impact of climate change in Mumbai.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra government to set up task force to study climate change impact

Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 12:25 AM IST
According to a senior state government official, the task force will study measures taken by cities like London, Venice and Geneva, and prepare a plan for Mumbai which will include flood management.
Nate Parker, who stars in American Skin, was accused of raping a woman student during his college days.
Nate Parker, who stars in American Skin, was accused of raping a woman student during his college days.

After Roman Polanski, Venice Film Festival faces another controversy with Nate Parker’s American Skin

By Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 05:16 PM IST
Venice Film Festival was drawn into a fresh controversy after the inclusion of American Skin, starring Nate Parker.
Three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker.
Three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker.

DC fans celebrate Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker film making it to official competition at Venice Film Festival

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 05:50 PM IST
DC and Batman fans are celebrating the inclusion of Joaquin Phoenix’s upcoming Joker movie in the official competition section of the Venice Film Festival.
Bombay Rose has been directed by Gitanjali Rao.
Bombay Rose has been directed by Gitanjali Rao.

Bombay Rose from India and Japan’s The Truth will herald Venice 2019

By Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 04:27 PM IST
A look at two films — Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda and Gitanjali Rao’s Bombay Rose — which have made it to Venice.
On the beach in Lido.(Mayank Austen Soofi / HT Photo)
On the beach in Lido.(Mayank Austen Soofi / HT Photo)

See the unseen in Venice, walk into a painter’s canvas

Hindustan Times | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 01:45 PM IST
Skip the tourist delights and head to beaches, bookshops and pizzerias where only locals go.
Paris gets about 25 million tourists a year, more than 10 times the city’s population.(Unsplash)
Paris gets about 25 million tourists a year, more than 10 times the city’s population.(Unsplash)

In the City of Love, mass tourism troubles Parisian hearts

Bloomberg | By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 02:01 PM IST
Parisians are used to tourists, but mass tourism is beginning to annoy the residents of the City of Love, especially around landmarks like Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum.
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