Venezia is a living utopia. An enormous pedestrian city, a city fundamentally made for humans. A place where meet in the street, where many associations are active, where you experience the calm and beauty of the only real carfree city of the "North".
But this paradize is also visited by 2000000 tourists per year. Each day there are more tourists than Venecians. Many flats are transformed into hotels, airBnBs. Almost impossible to find a place to rent. The few shops, which are not selling "souvenirs", are expensive and rare. Many buildings are simply kept empty and remain in bad state.
But associations are active https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/sep/13/occupy-venice-alternative-to-death-of-city-activists-tourism