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Venice, the Tourist MazeA Cultural Critique of the World's Most Touristed City$
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Robert Davis

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520238039

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520238039.001.0001

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Venice, the Tourist Maze

Robert C. Davis

Garry R. Marvin

University of California Press

The triangle of Venice marked out by the Piazza San Marco, the Rialto Bridge, and the Galleria dell' Accademia is known as the city's “Bermuda Triangle.” It is unfortunate how overcrowding has degraded the heart and core of this most touristed of all cities. Every part of the Triangle seemed to be more crammed with tourists than in the past. Most crowded of all, of course, is the Piazza San Marco. Worst of all, though, is the petrifying density along the connector alleys. This book has tried to maintain a non-prescriptive stance on Venice's many problems, on tourism to the city, and on the future choices that might await the Venetians. The city's big cultural events continue to lurch forward, year by year, ever more caught up in the contradiction between being legitimate celebrations of Venetian culture or merely shills to bring in yet more tourists.

Keywords:   Venice, tourists, tourism, Piazza San Marco, Rialto Bridge, Galleria dell' Accademia, overcrowding, alleys, culture

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