Will Venice be loved to death?

Will Venice be loved to death?

Venice recently witnessed protests against landlords in the city letting their apartments to tourists instead of Venetians. But what can be done to preserve one of the world's greatest cities as a living entity?
The window of a chemist's shop in central Venice features a digital counter showing the number of people living in the city's historic core.
At the moment it should read 55,120 (that's up a bit, actually). But the point is that this is a countdown, raising the alarm that hundreds of people leave each year. In the past the population used to drop suddenly because of the plague. Now... read more

20 November 2016 in World News, Views: 56
Source: BBC

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