After long complaints about pollution and blocked views, Italy bans cruise ships in Venice’s historic centre

The Italian government says it has approved a ban on large cruise ships entering the historic centre of Venice. The decision seems likely to put a stop to mega-collectors hosting vast, lavish parties on cruise ships passing by the Piazza San Marco during the Venice Biennale and means that mass tourism will be re-routed. The culture minister Dario Franceschini, quoted in the Italian daily La Repubblica, says: “It’s a fair decision…

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