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According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, “a tour-booking company reports that ticket purchases for the Sistine Chapel and the Louvre leading into the summer travel season are up 60% over the same March to mid-May period last year. The Eiffel Tower is up 170% from those same weeks in 2014”. Worrysome news these are for us living in Venice (except for the street vendors of T-shirts and refrigerator magnets). We already are overwhelmed by 30 million visitors a year. What will be of us, and of our beloved town, if this trend goes on, as it will mercilessly do?

Read here the article on the Wall Street Journal:

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