Venice Launches New Campaign to Regulate Tourism

Venice, Italy
Venice, Italy | © Nikki Vargas
Nikki Vargas

Travel Editor

Millions of tourists are anticipated to crowd the narrow canals of Venice this summer. In response, the popular Italian city is launching a social media awareness campaign to remind travelers to respect their destination.

Loved by over 40s

Venice tourism chief, Paola Mar, announced that Venice will be starting a #EnjoyRespectVenezia campaign to remind travelers that certain behaviors will not be tolerated, and may even incur fines. According to Refinery 29, Venice has seen its fair share of obnoxious travelers who drunkenly swim in the canals or jump off the many bridges that dot the city.

“The message we have to get through is that we’re not joking,” Mar told a local newspaper La Nuova. “If it gets about that people who do this kind of thing are fined, as well as it being flagged to their respective embassies, perhaps we’ll be able to stop others from copying them.”

Venice, Italy

Fed up with disrespectful visitor antics, local Venetians have previously put up posters around the city that read “Tourists, Go Away! You Are Destroying This Area!” These anonymous posters—written in English— were plastered around the city, imploring tourists to stop crowding Venice.

“The number of visitors each day–60,000–now exceeds the number of Venetians,” reports The Telegraph. “Around 22 million tourists visit Venice each year, annoying the dwindling number of locals by crowding narrow alleyways, barging onto crowded vaporetto water buses with backpacks and wandering around during the summer in bikini tops and shorts.”

Crowded streets of Venice

The new #EnjoyRespectVenezia campaign will be promoted across social media, launched in 10 different languages, and will aim to curb travelers’ rambunctious behavior while visiting Venice this summer.

culture trip left arrow
 culture trip brand logo

Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip

meet our Local Insider


women sitting on iceberg


2 years.


It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.


I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!

culture trip logo letter c
group posing for picture on iceberg
group posing for picture on iceberg

Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.

map of volcanic iceland trip destination points
culture trip brand logo
culture trip right arrow
landscape with balloons floating in the air


Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.