April 26, 2018
Venice is getting ready to manage the overwhelming number of tourists visiting its most iconic landmarks during the first bank holiday of May - by physically keeping them apart from locals.
Venice to SEGREGATE locals from visitors in a bid of control mass tourism
Local authorities announced that tourists set to reach popular locations, such as St Marco’s Square or the Rialto Bridge, will be diverted to visitor-only routes.
This crowd measures aim at relieving the locals from the their day-to-day misery created by thousands of visitors congesting their streets.
Mayor Luigi Brunero signed a decree declaring “urgent measures to guarantee public safety, security and liveability in the historic city of Venice".
The decree could stop visitors reaching Venice by car, as they could see their right to drive across the only bridge spanning over the lagoon from the Italian mainland taken away.
The measures will be carried out for the first time during the long weekend ending in May 1, which is a public holiday in Italy and many other countries.
The mayor called them “an experiment”, suggesting they can be implemented again if successful.
He added the decree’s objective was to “manage pedestrian and water traffic and the flows of people”.
The high number of tourists heading to the World Heritage city has created such a disruption that the city has long been debating the possibility of setting a limit on the number of visitors who can enter each day.
And the congestion suffered by the city is one of the main reasons behind a mass exodus from locals.
The historical city recently hit its population’s historic low of 55,000, a fraction of the 190,000 who lived there at the end of the Second World War.
Venice to SEGREGATE locals from visitors in a bid of control mass tourism
The decree follows the busy Easter long weekend, which saw Venice inundated with more tourists than usual queuing up for up to an hour to get a chance to board the city’s water buses.
This is not Venice’s first attempt to regulate the number of visitors.
During this year’s Carnival in February, the city kept tabs on the huge crowd using groundbreaking technology including laser sensors.
Greek island of Santorini and Dubrovnik in Croatia have already put limits on the number of visitors they are prepared to absorb, afraid they could otherwise lose their charm and see their landscape ruined by mass tourism.
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Wanda Sykes and Scott Baio at war over Joe Biden’s ‘ain’t black’ remarks | Page Six Celebrity News
May 28, 2020
u3TYzRbpRdk
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt's relationship is cuter than Jim and Pam's | Page Six Celebrity News
May 28, 2020
9gYT3vMnh68
'Too Hot To Handle’ star Francesca Farago shows us her new bikini line | Page Six Celebrity News
May 28, 2020
D6tAriY2AYg
Gabrielle Union on 'America's Got Talent' Toxicity, Why She Doesn't Regret Speaking Out
May 27, 2020
2KaefM_QT-Q
'Brockmire' Stars Amanda Peet, Hank Azaria Reflect on Series Finale and Onscreen Chemistry
May 26, 2020
XcG_gLdG-Gk
Marcia Gay Harden talks 'Barkskins," "Moxie," and Working With Amy Poehler
May 26, 2020
Gae-emoK8A0
George Floyd Family Outraged at FBI, Prosecutors Failing to Arrest Cops | TMZ
May 28, 2020
VPgyQpZ-ToI
Kim Kardashian Applauds Ex-Inmate for Mixtape Produced in Prison | TMZ
May 28, 2020
Z_E2N-3b0lw
Victoria Beckham FINALLY Smiles | TMZ
May 28, 2020
kYOuDAgx4mQ
Reese's Smoothie Recipe, DJ Khaled's Hazmat Pedi & 5 Hair Transplants | Nightly Pop | E! News
May 29, 2020
ucQ_lRBZZlQ
Biebers vs. TicToc Doc, Lisa's Sex Ed & Fed Ex Goes Gaga - "Nightly Pop" 05/28/2020 | E! News
May 29, 2020
83T4wN4ARCA
Dancer Uses TikTok to Help Fight Cancer | Feel Good Friday | E! News
May 29, 2020
_wnnw_-lmkc
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
08
Mar
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Inter Milan
08
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Manchester City
08
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Everton
08
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Betis - Real Madrid
08
Mar
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Genoa
07
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Burnley - Tottenham Hotspur
07
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - West Ham United
07
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Real Sociedad
07
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - Bournemouth
07
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Sevilla
01
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Madrid - Barcelona
01
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Everton - Manchester United
01
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur - Wolves
01
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Espanyol - Atletico Madrid
01
Mar
ITALY: Serie A
Cagliari - Roma
29
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Watford - Liverpool
29
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Napoli - Torino
29
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Bournemouth - Chelsea
24
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - West Ham United
23
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Everton
23
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Watford
23
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Roma - Lecce
23
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Villarreal
22
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Levante - Real Madrid
22
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Fiorentina - AC Milan
22
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Manchester City
22
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Spal - Juventus
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k tudKp5Vhs3k iwWHibhssSo kQr0XHPbICM 5NeCb7JxaRk
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.