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Italy to ban mammoth cruise ships from Venice as of Aug. 1

ROME — Declaring Venice's waterways a “national monument,” Italy is banning mammoth cruise liners from sailing into the lagoon city, which risked being declared...

Romania’s monument ‘ambulance’ races to save country’s past

MICASASA, Romania — On a scorching summer day in the remote Transylvanian village of Micasasa, 39-year-old Romanian architect Eugen Vaida is busy coordinating a...

Venice reinventing itself as sustainable tourism capital

VENICE, Italy — Away from the once-maddening crowds of St. Mark’s Square, tiny Certosa island could be a template for building a sustainable future...

UNESCO exhibit in Venice focuses on rebuilding Mosul sites

VENICE, Italy — The United Nations’ cultural agency has opened an exhibit detailing plans to restore multicultural landmarks in the Iraqi city of Mosul,...

Beyond vaccines, UNESCO seeks share more global science

PARIS — While the U.S. president is calling for suspending patents on COVID-19 vaccines, experts at UNESCO are quietly working on a more ambitious...