Saving Venice

A conversation about the issues facing Venice and efforts to save the historic city, with Lisa Ackerman, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, World Monuments Fund and Steven Zucker

Additional resources:

Venice (from the World Monuments Fund)

Marcello Rossi, “Will a Huge New Flood Barrier Save Venice?” Wired Magazine, April 5, 2018

As Tourists Crowd Out Locals, Venice Faces ‘Endangered’ List (from NPR)

Robert C. Davis, Garry R. Marvin, Venice, the Tourist Maze: A Cultural Critique of the World’s Most Touristed City (University of California Press, 2004)


Smarthistory images for teaching and learning:

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Cite this page as: Lisa Ackerman and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Saving Venice," in Smarthistory, December 23, 2017, accessed December 5, 2023,