October 21, 2015
After widespread protests, including a flash-mob exhibition in Piazza San Marco, photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin will show his Mostri a Venezia (Monsters in Venice) at the former Olivetti typewriter showroom now owned by Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI).

September 14, 2015
Gianni Berengo Gardin’s series of photographs, “Monsters in Venice,” hauntingly captures the continuing confrontation between the tourist economy, as represented by huge cruise ships, and the protection of cultural patrimony.

August 9, 2014
The fight to stop large cruise ships from entering the Venetian lagoon ramped up in late July 2014 with calls from museum professionals and celebrities to ban “grandi navi” (large ships) from Venice.

April 27, 2014
As another tourist season gets into full swing, Venice once again struggles to manage large crowds and the immense ships that bring them to the city for day trips.

November 25, 2013
The Art Newspaper has published a follow-up report to the ongoing crisis with large cruise ships threatening Venice.

October 27, 2013
Anna Somers Cocks asks in the Art Newspaper : “Who’s in Charge of Venice?” and argues that changes must be made to save La Serenissima.

October 9, 2013
Cruise tourism lands Venice on the World Monuments Fund’s ‘watch list,’ which includes cultural sites in Syria and Mali at risk from military attacks.

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