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Disappointing photos show what Venice looks like in real life, from extreme overcrowding and devastating floods to pollution from cruise ships

by Katie Warren

Venice goes by many nicknames, “The Floating City,” “The City of Bridges,” and “The City of Canals” among them.


Whatever you call it, it’s one of the most popular destinations in Italy, with between 26 million and 30 million people visiting per year.


But despite its beauty, the city suffers from massive overcrowding, devastating floods, and pollution from the massive cruise ships that pass through every day.

While many people may still consider a trip to Venice worthwhile, these disappointing photos show the reality of the less glamorous aspects of the city.

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