Is venice a dying city?

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Kristoffer Simonis asked a question: Is venice a dying city?
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Date created: Sat, Apr 3, 2021 11:35 PM
Date updated: Mon, Jul 18, 2022 4:23 PM

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Historically, Venice has died many times. From the 13th to the 17th century it repeatedly lost much of its population to plague — but every time new people came in and the city survived. Despite wars and setbacks, historical Venice thrived, in fact.

Venice, as a lived-in city, is dying. A population which peaked at 164,000 in 1931 is now hovering at around 60,000. Since about 20 million tourists pour in each year - 55,000 a day - it's a safe bet that most days there are now more tourists than locals in Venice.

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