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Venice stages funeral to mourn population loss - 14 Nov 09

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Uploaded on Nov 14, 2009

A sharp decline in population has prompted the residents of Venice to stage a funeral symbolising the death of the city.

At least 175,000 people filled its streets in 1951, but the number of people currently living in Venice stands at 60,000, a threshold that residents say signals the end of the city's viability.

Sabina Castelfranco reports.

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