The Next Italian Renaissance: Still waters and empty streets - As Venice, Italy, re-emerges from the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents re-imagine life in their city

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic more than 10 million tourists flooded Venice every year. But now with tourists gone, for the first time in living memory residents have the city all to themselves. As Venice starts reopening, its citizens have begun re-imagining what their city might look like, and whether they want mass tourism to return. "The Next Italian Renaissance" is a new series from NBC News Digital exploring how Italy adapting and living with life under coronavirus.