Once upon a time, residents of Venice would swim in the lagoon waters, which has been made impossible since onset of mass tourism in past few decades.
Once upon a time, residents of Venice would swim in the lagoon waters, which has been made impossible since onset of mass tourism in past few decades. Image: dnovac Pixabay CC0

Venice’s famously polluted canals clear as tourists stay away due to COVID-19

This is comes after last year’s report on concerning levels of water and air pollution in Venice was presented in the European Parliament.

On the Facebook page, Venicia Pulita, residents have shared videos and images of the canals, free of the thousands of tourist boats that usually ply the waterways on a daily basis.

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