Italy The Italian government banned large cruisers from sailing in the lagoon of Venice

For years, residents of Venice and the international community have been calling on the government to ban cruise ships in the lagoon, citing, among other things, ship pollution and the fragility of the ecosystem.

Italy on Tuesday banned the cruise of large cruise ships in the Venice Lagoon to defend the lagoon’s ecosystem and heritage. According to the news agency Reuters.

The ban will take effect on August 1. It prevents ships weighing more than 25,000 tonnes from sailing from the Giudecca Canal to St. Mark’s Square, one of the city’s most famous tourist destinations. The weight limit set means that the Giudecca canal can only be used by small passenger and cargo ships.

The country’s government decided to ban cruisers after UNESCO threatened to put Italy on the blacklist because it did not ban cruise traffic at the World Heritage Site.

Italian Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini said on Tuesday that the messaging service on Twitter is proud of the commitment now made.

Law likely to affect the business of cruise companies, which is why they are offered compensation, the country’s Ministry of Culture said in a statement.

For years, residents of Venice and the international community have been calling on the government to ban cruise ships in the lagoon, citing, among other things, ship pollution and the fragility of the ecosystem.

However, from the point of view of the port authorities and tourism, this is contradictory, as they say that the city needs the positive economic and employment effects that cruisers bring.

For example in June Weighing 92,000 tons and carrying 650 passengers, the MSC Orchestra stopped in Venice on its way to southern Italy, gathering hundreds of protesters at the port at the time.

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