Tourism can make or break a region, and we do literally mean break. From vandalized historical sites and overcrowded medieval streets to pollution and a sinking city here are 10 sites that are being damaged by tourism.
Venice - Italy
With its gorgeous architecture, incredible museums, narrow streets seeped in history and myriad of canals
Venicehas been a mainstay on every single travel bucket list. While the historic city center has a population of only 55,000 every day the city gets a minimum of 50,000 foreign visitors. This constant influx of tourists means that overcrowding is a huge problem with visitors often unable to access key sites. The high numbers of cruise ships, which dock in the Venetian Lagoon, pose a threat to the city's fragile canals and changing climate is directly responsible for the city's literal sinking.