Every year 18 million tourists visit Venice. Some experts say that Venice could be a ghost town with no more full-time residents by 2030. It would be populated only by tourists that would come at the morning and leave in the evening. Leonardo Meletopoulos visits the city of 118 islands, 416 bridges, 177 canals and 127 squares for 48 hours aiming to capture its alluring essence. This time he will try to understand what true Venetians see while their beloved city slowly sinks..
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is considered as the best place in Italy to see twentieth century art. The bright and modern museum is housed in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an 18th-century palace, which was the home of the American heiress Peggy Guggenheim for three decades.