If Venice Dies

Venetians are increasingly abandoning their hometown.

With only one resident for every 140 visitors, Venice’s fragile fate has become emblematic of the future of historic cities everywhere as it capitulates to tourism. Archaeologist and art historian Salvatore Settis describes how “hit-and-run” visitors are turning landmark urban settings into shopping malls and theme parks, and how mass tourism and global cultural homogenization is destroying what was once a great city.











When: Tue., Nov. 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500
Price: $25
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Venetians are increasingly abandoning their hometown.

With only one resident for every 140 visitors, Venice’s fragile fate has become emblematic of the future of historic cities everywhere as it capitulates to tourism. Archaeologist and art historian Salvatore Settis describes how “hit-and-run” visitors are turning landmark urban settings into shopping malls and theme parks, and how mass tourism and global cultural homogenization is destroying what was once a great city.

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