Venice has been profoundly altered by the millions of tourists who pour into the city each year, leading the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to issue a warning that the city would be placed on the “List of World Heritage in Danger.”
Fifty-five sites around the world are listed as endangered by Unesco, for reasons as varied as terrorism, tourism or want of repairs.
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Where the rest of the world sees tourism as creator of jobs and economic empowerment, the centuries-old city of Venice is suffering because of the negative side thereof. In the past 15 years the city got 16 new hotels along the Grande Canale – in turn losing government institutions, legal and medical practices, banks, shops […]

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