Mass tourism threatening Venice lagoon

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Venice, view from Rialto bridge. The Venice lagoon is an inlet of the Adriatic Sea, with access to sea waters largely restricted by a series of sand bars at the lagoon’s entrance. Photo source: ©©Dmitriy Moiseyev

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An Italian environmental group warned that mass tourism is slowly eroding the Venice lagoon, which it said is also threatened by major real estate development and an inadequate transport network…

“Venice is really under threat. We must find a balance between immediate needs and the future to ensure sustainable development,” …

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Piazza San Marco. Photo source: ©©Dmitriy Moiseyev

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