Transcript for A look at Venice as Italy starts to reopen
Now to the world famgous floating city Venice, Italy. One of the most popular on the planet with 20 million visiting a year. That number during the pandemic but now the city is starting to re-open and let's go back to will reeve who is there with more to rub it in. Hey, will. Reporter: No, no, I'm not going to rub it in but, Ven police, is a tourists' dream densely packed with history and down every side canal but that dream was deferred as covid ravaged Italy and tourists stayed away in drove because they had to but now Venice is returning to form as people start to come back. with its maze of canals snaking through ancient buildings and historic piazzas, it's a crown jewel of Italy and the world. The future of Venice is potentially as floorous as Reporter: Before the pdemic international tourists pumping nearly $3.3 billion into the local economy each year but as covid ravaged Italy it ground to a halt. Now as vaccination right, daily average race indications fall and restrictions ease tourists are eager to see what they're messing. Nothing better than taking a boat through. They released travel for tour rust rules. They had to receive a negative test upon arrival and upon departure. They're not in the wait and see mode but in the book now mode and see what happens when it's time for us to go. Reporter: The pandemic gave Venice's fragile environment a breather. The colors were sharper. The sky was cleaner, the water more transparent, we need to make sure we encourage people to come to Venice for the right reasons so that they can have a good experience. Now, even though the European union yesterday voted broadly to uphold travel restrictions on American, Italy is encouraging tourists to come on the covid-free flights, test here and come and explore. As we've been going around Venice each day it's gotten more and more business. I had to wait in line to get a coffee before I did this. Good news to hear. Yesterday some more good news, a cruise ship sailed through Venice for the first time in 17 what was the reaction? Reporter: It might be good news for business because 1.6 million Amelie come here prepandemic but this came out of nowhere and edged its way up at 6:30 in the morning even though recently the parliament reported no cruises for now. This will be the first one in or out of Venice since the pandemic. It's business as usual which means good 'tis for ventilator as tourists come back. Thanks for bringing that all to us. We'll understand 23 your flight gets difficult and canceled. Global grill goes to grist with chef Maria Lloyd.
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