The Local

On December 1st Venetians will head to the polls to decide whether they want the historic and ‘floating’ centre of the city to literally break away from its more populated boroughs on the mainland, a vote brought on by the negative consequences of mass tourism on Venice’s residents.

Rather than “split the city in half”, the forthcoming Referendum will actually breathe new life into both cities – Venice & Mestre-Marghera – and finally give their local governments a chance to develop synergies instead of constantly being in competition with each other for resources.

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