Venice’s Mayor Pitches Sale of Art, Other Moves to Keep Finances Afloat

Just weeks after becoming mayor in June, Luigi Brugnaroinitiated what he dubbed “Operation Truth,” a mission aimed at confronting the shaky state of this canal-riven city’s finances.

Mr. Brugnaro’s bitter truth? La Serenissima—or the “serene republic,” as Venice is called—is all but broke.

Wall Street Journal

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