"Maria Cristina -- Don't take on your own shoulders the responsibility for something like this. Yes, there seems to have been a lot of compounded blundering, and it makes us all feel terrible for the people and families involved, but it is in no way…"
"I'm not convinced that it is tourism per se that is the greatest threat to the soul of Venice, but the fact that Venetians are leaving the city. It's the unique character of the people who live there that makes Venice so much more than a static…"
"They are right only in that you could physically go all those places in a week. But what would be the point of just running through? Portugal is a place to savor, as Buzzy does, not to run through with a checklist in hand, as AP evidently advocates."