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  • Venice Italy Is Dead

    Sad stuff. Worth the read.

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    Tourists Ruined Venice. Now Floods Are Making It Uninhabitable

    Buffeted by climate change and thrifty day trippers, the mood in the lagoon city is bleak.

    Two weeks after high tides and fierce winds produced the worst flooding in Venice in more than half a century, sirens sound about 6:30 a.m. to warn the fragile lagoon city’s weary residents that “acqua alta” is arriving again.

    Less than two hours later, temporary wooden platforms are in place to allow pedestrians to move through ancient cobble-stone streets. Vendors hawking cheap water-proof boots appear out of nowhere to cater to ill-prepared tourists.

    Full Article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/featu...d-mass-tourism

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    'Venice is dying': Residents vote on whether to split city in half

    https://www.thelocal.it/20191201/ven...t-city-in-half

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    • #3
      Very sad! This world is changing and some ways not for the good.

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      • #4
        So sad! It's really bad.

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        • #5
          Glad I went when I did
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