07/05/2011 02:35 pm ET Updated Sep 04, 2011

With Venice In Danger, Protectors Look To Rich For Rescue

An Italian heritage protection group has issued a warning claiming that a rising tide of tourists in Venice is likely speeding the flooding of the city and recommending that the government cap the number of tourists before there is nothing left to visit.

According to Italia Nostra, a prominent domestic organization, Venice is receiving about 60,000 visitors daily, twice what the city's infrastructure can handle.

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