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Venice builds BARRIERS to segregate locals in bid to control mass tourism

VENICE’s plans to manage mass tourism are already in motion as authorities install barrier to divert visitors in a bid to make the city more liveable for locals.

PUBLISHED: 11:53, Sat, Apr 28, 2018 | UPDATED: 15:48, Sat, Apr 28, 2018
               
Venice resident complains about mass tourism

The first two metal barriers were installed yesterday and will be immediately put at test this weekend.

Located on two busy intersections, Ponte di Calatrava and at the entrance of Lista di Spagna, that lead to the city’s iconic landmark St Marco’s Square and Rialto Bridge - they will prevent tourists from passing through if authorities deem the city too crowded.

While locals are granted the right to move freely through the city, visitors might be told to follow alternative routes to see Venice’s beauties.

Barriers are just one of the measures included in the decree signed by Mayor Luigi Brugnaro.

He also authorised the closure of Ponte della Liberta, the only bridge connecting the lagoon to the rest of Italy, to tourists attempting to reach Venice from the mainland by car once parking slots nearby are full.

The following days are set to be a major test for these measures in the run up to next week’s long weekend culminating in May 1, a public holiday in Italy and many other European countries.

To avoid making the Venice experience too disruptive to tourists, authorities will send constant updates via social media and the city’s official websites.

This attempt to regulate mass tourism follows a series of protests by residents, who saw Venice recently hitting a population historic low of 55,0000, partly because of the difficulties caused by living in a constantly crowded city.

Venice has installed its first two set of barriers set to regulate the numbers of tourists
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Venice has installed barriers to divert visitors in a bid to make the city more liveable for locals
More than 190,000 people lived in Venice at the end of the Second World War.

The Mayor called these regulations “an experiment”, suggesting they will be implemented permanently if successful.

He added the decree’s objective was to “manage pedestrian and water traffic and the flows of people”.

The attempt of regulate mass tourism follows a series of protests by residents
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.



Venice to SEGREGATE locals from visitors in a bid of control mass tourism

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.

By ALICE SCARSI
PUBLISHED: 08:20, Thu, Apr 26, 2018 | UPDATED: 12:58, Thu, Apr 26, 2018

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.

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Venice is getting ready to manage the number of tourists visiting its most landmarks

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.

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The historical city recently hit its population’s historic low of 55,000
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

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