Death in Venice: An Italian Idyll Fights for Its Very Survival – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International

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The city of Venice absorbs 20 million tourists each year. In addition, rising water levels have meant an increasing number of floods each year. A new barrier aims to keep Mother Nature at bay, but Venice faces an equally big problem: Its population is shrinking dramatically as Venetians flee the city.

=> An excellent article on how tourism (among other things) can damage a city. Read the whole article in the English version of Der Spiegel

Death in Venice: An Italian Idyll Fights for Its Very Survival – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International.

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