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BOLOGNA REWARDS YOU WITH FREE BEER AND ICE CREAM FOR RIDING YOUR BIKE

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For six months a year, an initiative called Bella Mossa (“Good Job”) operates within the city, which rewards users of sustainable forms of transport with free beer, ice cream or film tickets. 

Bravo city of Bologna, great initiative! Let’s hope some other cities in Asia follow up.

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Posted on The Guardian. 

By Joanna Whitehead.

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The southern region of Basilicata, its people poor and its food and history rich, has been named Europe’s Capital of Culture for 2019.

A mayor really isn’t supposed to say something like this.

“We don’t want tourists.”

I waited for the punch line. None came.

“We don’t want to be occupied by tourists,” he continued.

Tourism, he explained, will deplete a city of its soul — and this city has a prehistoric soul.

 

Read the full article here to find out why the Lucani may not want to be connected with the world.

By Danielle Pergament for New York Times.

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How Italy Stopped Venice Being Put on UNESCO’s Heritage In Danger List

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The government lobbied the director of the World Heritage Centre, diplomats and national delegates.

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Uncontrolled tourism is killing the city. Wolfgang Moroder/lusenberg.com

UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Committee meeting in Istanbul this July voted not to put Venice on its list of World Heritage in Danger sites, but instead to postpone the decision until the 2017 meeting. This was despite the highly critical conclusions of Unesco’s own recent State of Conservation report on Venice, and appeals by the lobby group Europa Nostra and other civil society organisations. By by Anna Somers CocksRead more.

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Italy’s Cinque Terre to Begin Limiting Tourists

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Italy's Cinque Terre to Begin Limiting Tourists

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Italy’s picturesque Cinque Terre, a group of five villages along the Ligurian Sea, is one of the country’s most popular sites—but now it might be a victim of its own popularity. Italian officials have announced that they will be taking measures to protect the cliffside villages’ delicate environments by capping the number of people who are allowed to visit. By Lilit Marcus. Read more.

 

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