Venezia And Happy Endings

Paul Grech Tuesday, December 25, 2012 ,
As with any city whose economy is reliant on tourism, Venice has a strange relationship with its visitors.  The money that these bring is welcome but their presence - especially the noise and chaos they create - isn't.  Given that it once was a seat of power that controlled large parts of Europe, its current status as a piece of antiquity to be gawked at perhaps renders the tourists all the more irritating to the locals.

Not all tourists are the same, however.  Certainly not those who come with promises of restoring some of the city’s glory even if this comes through a football pitch.

Copyright 2010 Paul Grech: Writer