The Italian city is located on over 100 islands in the midst of a lagoon. Countless canals serve as roads here. The splendid historical buildings and its romantic charm is what attracts many tourists to Venice.
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It's the height of tourist season here in Europe. Guests from all over the world are flocking to the continents most beautiful cities and regions, and of course, the Europeans themselves are taking advantage of open borders and heading south to their favorite resort. But this summer things seem to have reached a tipping point, with angry locals saying things have gotten out of hand.
To the lagoon city of Venice, where the city's 57th art biennale is underway. Its theme this year is Viva Arte Viva! The biennale is one of the world’s most prestigious art fairs, showcasing top and emerging artists from around the globe. And it’s also a show that has a long history of exploring social issues and conflicts through art.
Venice is hosting the prestigious art biennale. It's not just visual arts, but dance too which gets showcased. The dance biennale's freshly appointed new director, Montreal choreographer Marie Chouinard, is injecting the event with new talent who are willing to take on tough topics. As Megan Williams reports, this year’s biennale digs deep into painful social issues.
The Italian government stands ready to bail out two insolvent Venetian lenders at the cost of 5.2 billion euros. The move comes two days after the European Central Bank warned that Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca were failing or likely to fail.