While the largely symbolic threshold is considered by some to signal the end of the city's viability, Venetian officials say reports of Venice's demise are premature, and even Saturday's sombre funeral ended with a surprise, bright hope for rebirth"
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Thus leaving Guido Brunetti with the rest of the month off
It looks like Venice hasn't done too well of late.
"A dozen gondolas snaked down the Grand Canal on Saturday in a mock funeral procession bemoaning Venice's descent to the dreaded status of living museum, with a population now below 60,000.