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Venice Marks Historic Day as Flood Barrier ‘Stopped the Sea’

By Crispian Balmer, Reuters

Roberto Trombetta  / Flickr.com

A flooded scene in Venice on October 28, 2012. The city built a flood barrier that is stopping high tides from overrunning the city. Roberto Trombetta / Flickr.com

Skift Take: From overtourism to a stark absence of tourists, tourism dynamics have rocked Venice and its citizens. The new flood barrier should at least provide some assurance for awhile that at least the tides won’t sink the city’s prospects.

— Dennis Schaal

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