A special concern of his was the despoilation of Venice by tourism. He writes in A Museum or Picture Gallery (1880):
You must not . . . let in . . . the utterly squalid and ill-bred portion of the people.
He grappled with the problem of what to do about it all. His suggested solution was rationing by entrance fee, which he hoped would exclude those people who did not really want to go. The problem is not really a new one, even though it has intensified in recent years.
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