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May 14, 2008



Rats with wings. Buildings over birdseed ANY day.

Lauren Kilberg

I would have to agree with Pam on this one. As a Chicago native, I have little patience for pigeons. While the practice of feeding the birds in St. Mark's Square is a tradition, the buildings hold a far higher precedence. In 100 years when the buildings are destroyed, will the people keep coming to Venice just to feed the birds?


The buildings are far more important than the pigeons. That's a no-brainer (or a bird-brainer)!

There's a precedent for this. They outlawed feeding the pigeons in Trafalgar Square in London a few years ago and it's a much nicer place as a result. They did the same at St Pauls. There's a lot of history with feeding pigeons in London (think of the bird woman in Mary Poppins) but it was still the right thing to do.

Italy Travel Guy

That's hilarious about the birds! I agree the buildings are way more important.

Kind of off topic but: Can anyone recommend any good Venice tours? I'm planning to travel to Italy later this year and am looking for some good Italy tours that focus on food/wine in the Venice area. Thanks in advance!

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