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September 22, 2023

Venice's overtourism crisis — balancing beauty with sustainability

Wealth of Geeks

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Overtourism threatens Venice’s cultural heritage, environment, and the well-being of its local residents.

The early morning sun reflects off the Vaporetto's windows. The gently lapping water and the low hum of the engine, as it starts up, churning the water of the Venetian lagoon, gently vibrates the boat, and you know that you're in for a treat. As the vessel departs, moving through Venice's winding canals, your eyes feast on the stunning historic grandeur of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Basilica.

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