Venice votes in unofficial referendum

Venetians who want to separate from Italy are holding a vote, which the national government won’t recognise.

Some residents of Venice, one of the world’s most famous tourist spots, want to break-away from Italy.

An unofficial referendum closes on Friday.

The vote won’t be recognised by the Italian government but organisers hope it will be the first step to independence.

Al Jazeera’s Claudio Lavanga reports from Venice.

Source: Al Jazeera