Can Remote Workers Keep Venice Afloat?

The Italian city has launched a program to attract young professionals and digital nomads in a bid to repopulate its historic center. 

From Karuna Clayton’s window, she can see a gondola bobbing in a Venetian canal and a simple white stone church on one side of a small campo, or city square. Normally there would also be a steady trickle of tourists walking below, but on a January afternoon amid the pandemic’s omicron wave, the square’s empty. 

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