Daniele Bassi

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Why Venice doesn't need the cruise industry and how the plans for an alternative route to vessels are endangering the city.

When it comes to Venice, words such as “death” and “sink” become clichés. As well as its uniqueness, its fragility is known worldwide. 
Despite all efforts, Venice is unlikely to remain unscathed by the global sea level rise. But the ones responsible for the city’s unprecedented deterioration are diffuse corruption and ruthless pursuit of profit. 
In this article, Daniele Bassi analyses the impact of the cruise industry in Venice and consequences of the new plans to further alter the Venetian Lagoon in order to accommodate larger cruise ships. She provides an insightful panorama of how this world heritage site is been sacrificed for the sake of a chosen few.

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