How They Ruined Venice

It’s never been one of my favorite cities, though when I used to go there years ago in the off-season it could be magical. Now, Bloomberg reports: ‘Nearly 5 million tourists visited the city in 2017, compared with 2.7 million in 2002, according to data from the city’s hotels, which do not take into account the thousands of bookings with Airbnb Inc. and similar services. Meanwhile, the resident population has shrunk below 60,000.’

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