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Ciao Venezia


12 minutes - English

Venice isn’t sinking, it’s suffocating. While many feared that the ‘Queen of the Seas’ would disappear under a rising Mediterranean, something new threatens the city: its fame along the tourist roadmap.
Every summer, up to 100,000 tourists fill Venice each day, causing ‘human gridlock’ on the city's streets and bridges, making the romantic city of the 1950’s and 60’s a distant memory. 
60 Minutes went to Venice to see what effect this overflow of tourist traffic is having on visitors and Venetians alike


Anne de Boismilon


Diane Sawyer

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CBS News, 60 Minutes

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