September 3, 2014
A new HVAC system is scheduled to go online at the Sistine Chapel in October 2014.

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.

April 1, 2014
Thieves steal part of a wall painting showing Apollo and Artemis from a building in Pompeii in mid March.

March 18, 2014
Great Pompeii Project trapped in bureaucratic limbo.

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

November 10, 2013
As of today, the Ponte Santa Trinita in Florence will be open only to pedestrians and cyclists.

October 20, 2013
The Bourbon Palace at Caserta – the Versailles of Italy – has received a 22-million euro grant for much-needed repairs .

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.

September 1, 2013
Martin Bailey reports in The Art Newspaper that Unesco has warned Italy that Pompeii will be placed on its “World Heritage in Danger” list unless immediate action is taken to halt degradation and preserve the site.

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