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No more cruise ships, no more hordes of tourists, eerily quiet streets and new marine life in the canals: after battling overtourism for years, Venice was given a glimpse of life without it when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. But while residents reclaimed their city, the absence of visitors hit the local economy hard.
Now tourists are returning and with them, many of the old problems. So what is the way forward for a city that has captured the imagination of travelers for centuries?

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