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Effects of Tourism on Venice: Commercial Changes over 30 Years


  • Francesco Zanini

    () (University Of Venice C� Foscari)

  • Fabio Lando

    () (Department of Economics, University Of Venice C� Foscari)

  • Manuel Bellio

    (University Of Venice C� Foscari)


Tourism is becoming one of the most important economic drivers in the urban context. With this in mind, several cities have tried to adapt their economies to satisfy the demands of the influx of tourism. The main consequences of this trend are the re-shaping of urban areas, with particular regard to art cities. This phenomenon is particularly evident in Venice�s historical city centre. In order to better comprehend the changes that have taken place, we have put together a research based analysis of the commercial structure of the city. Particular attention has been given to comparing and contrasting the retail business over the last thirty years.

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  • Francesco Zanini & Fabio Lando & Manuel Bellio, 2008. "Effects of Tourism on Venice: Commercial Changes over 30 Years," Working Papers 2008_33, Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari".
  • Handle: RePEc:ven:wpaper:2008_33

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    1. Valeria Emilia Re, 2015. "Constructing cultural identities: Venezia, Venezia Nativa, Venissa," Working Papers 3, Department of Management, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia.

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    commercial structure; historical city centre; retail; Venice;

    JEL classification:

    • R1 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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