There Are Too Many Tourists In Florence, Say Tourists And Locals Alike06:39
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Tourists in Florence enjoy the view from Piazzale Michelangelo on May 26, 2018 at sunset. (Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists in Florence enjoy the view from Piazzale Michelangelo on May 26, 2018 at sunset. (Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images)
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Florence, Italy, the cradle of the Renaissance, has been a magnet for tourists for centuries. The works of the great Italian Renaissance artists — Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo — can all be seen in the center of the small city.

But the influx of tourists to see them is so immense these days it's putting a serious strain on that famous Italian "benvenuto." Reporter Anna Bensted has the story.

This segment aired on August 24, 2018.

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