Overtourism in Venice means local people can’t buy homes

In recent years, Venice has been making headlines because it’s one of the European cities where climate change has become an inescapable reality.

Flash-flooding and rising water levels along its celebrated canals aren’t the only issue locals are facing, however. Now, Venetians are moving away from their city because living costs are too high.

Thanks to both mass tourism and COVID-related price rises, many Venice locals are having to abandon their city in favour of cheaper alternatives.

“For 4 years we searched for a house in Venice. That was frustrating,” explains local boat builder Giovanni De Ponte.

“You don’t ask for them to give you money, you don’t want to go to the

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