Venice: An Aging City

YEAR: 2008 | TERM: B




Angelica M. DeMartino; Julie A. Kent; Daniel Richard Mallette


Paul W. Davis

This project initiated a study of the quality of life of older Venetians. Through observations as well as interviews with older Venetians and with representatives of service agencies, we learned that Venice is a city beloved by its elderly residents. Its distinctive setting provides numerous social opportunities, strong community ties, a relaxed lifestyle, and very rich culture and history. But for all its attributes, Venice is not perfect; challenges include the high cost of living, mobility for some, and the overabundance of tourists.