The Multiethnicity Of Venice

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While walking in Venice the multiethnicity of the city is everywhere. It’s in the language and in the languages; it’s in the structure itself of the city; it’s in the many cultural events and it’s – of course – in the people. Venice is a seaside town, and like many other popular port cities it has a long history of contacts, trades, relations and exchanges with other cultures and populations. The ones looking out to the Mediterranean sea, like the Balkans but also the “Orients” such as the Ottoman and Abbasid Empires were some of the favourite trade-partner of Venice. In the city itself, almost since its foundation, there were many other communities, like Jews , Greeks and Armenians and later on, also small groups of Turks, Persians and Arabs…show more content…
Venice is also the privileged location of the Venice film festival, the Venice biennale of arts and architecture; but also concerts, dance performance from all over the world and so on.
The people of Venice
Comparing the statistics over the years, it appears clear that there is a problem related to the residents of Venice. In fact, in the Venice centre in the 1951 the inhabitants used to be 174 808 while in the 2014 they appeared to be 56 311.
But if the number of inhabitants is dramatically decreasing, the number of the students and tourists are constantly increasing .
Even if the impact on the city is directly proportional to the duration of stay, and so the tourist hiself only stays for a short period of time, the tourism phenomenon itself is constant and deeply shape the city; so as they do the medium term residents (e.g. students, professors, artists) who modify the city and the long-term residents who modify the bones of the city and the urban

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