Venice’s top landmark, St Mark’s Basilica, reopened to the public on 11 June, following a closure of more than three months due to the COVID-19 crisis.

However visitor numbers are being restricted, with only 150 people allowed to enter every hour, reports Italian news agency. Another nearby tourist attraction reopens today, 12 June: Caffè Florian, the oldest coffee house in the world.


The bar, which celebrates its 300th anniversary later this year, will open initially from Thursday to Sunday in June, before opening every day except Wednesday during July, reports Forbes.
Over the last three centuries, the bar has welcomed countless cultural figures from Lord Byron to Ernest Hemingway.

Another cultural landmark, the Libreria Acqua Alta – considered by many as the world’s most beautiful bookshop – has also reopened for business.

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