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Cruise ship access to be restricted in Venice

Italian government committee has decided that ships weighing over 55 000 tonnes will have to moor in the industrial port of Marghera, northwest of the historic centre of Venice

  • August 20, 2018 16:30
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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Large cruise ships will soon be banished from the centre of Venice. The boats have long been a source of frustration to locals, who have protested against the pollution and potential damage to fragile historic buildings and the canal itself. And cruise ships are also a key factor behind the rise of mass tourism to the lagoon city, which has meant that on a given day, there are more visitors than residents in the city. So to protect its historic buildings, Venice will restrict cruise ship access.

Italian government committee has decided that ships weighing over 55 000 tonnes will have to moor in the industrial port of Marghera, northwest of the historic centre of Venice. With this change was made a compromise between environmental and residents' concerns, and the jobs created by the cruise industry, which the locals cannot afford to lose.

Source: The Local



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