The pope, the Vatican — a tiny city-state surrounded by Rome — and the church in predominantly Catholic Italy have all been forced to modify centuries of tradition because of the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Venice is a place with a long tradition of convincing outsiders of its uniqueness. This tradition may continue to shape the way the world sees the city today — and could be what ends up helping the city survive.
Sarah Sze makes ambitious sculptures, but practically always out of run-of-the-mill objects. Her sculpting will be on full display this year when she represents the United States at the art world's Venice Biennale.
China's love with copies is well-known. There are the fake Apple stores, the fake landmarks and, it turns out, fake whole towns. In China, though, imitation is really more a sign of appreciation, than a lack of creativity.
For today's Geo Quiz we wanted to know the name of the main square in Venice, Italy. The answer is Piazza San Marco or St. Mark's Square...where a ban on feeding the pigeons went into effect this week. Host Marco Werman gets details from Venice shop owner Emanuele Dal Carlo.
For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the landmark piazza in the Italian city of Venice. The answer is Piazza San Marco or Saint Mark's Square. It's one of the lowest points in the city...and currently under feet of water after two days of record flooding. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with shop owner Robert Caruti to finds out how the city of canals is coping.
For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for the last town in the Mississippi River Delta. The answer is Venice, Louisiana. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jay Holcolm, director of the International Bird Rescue Research Center.