Venice Wants to Attract Remote Workers

Feb 16, 2022 281

BY: Silvia Donati

In the last decades, the loss of Venice’s resident population has gone hand in hand with the increase in the number of tourists: while permanent residents have decreased from approximately 170,000 in the 1950s to 50,000 these days, the number of annual visitors has skyrocketed to 20 million pre-pandemic.   

In an attempt to repopulate the city center with ‘actual’ residents, the Venice-based Ca’ Foscari University and the cultural nonprofit Fondazione di Venezia launched the remote-working program ‘Venywhere’ last December. 

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