Venice is facing multiple tourism threats and many Venetians now want controls on visitors

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  • They used to say “see Venice and die”.

The impossible city-on-the-sea has long been a bucket list staple for travellers lured by its water and its stone.

But now Venetians are questioning whether the city itself will survive long enough for coming generations to experience.

Venice is facing multiple threats but, as Foreign Correspondent discovers, the sheer weight of visitors is the one that many locals find the most overwhelming.

Just near the famous Rialto Bridge spanning the Grand Canal, a…

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