Visit Florida

Published on Monday, April 5, 2021

Cruise ships officially banned from Venice lagoon

Italian authorities have officially imposed a ban on cruise ships entering Venice. It follows a request from UNESCO and years of protests in the city. Large cruise ships are now required to dock at the city's main trade port when cruise operations resume.

Culture Minister Dario Franceschini applauded the decision which has been in the making for many years. Opposition intensified in 2019 when a large cruise ship crashed into a pier, damaging another vessel. Locals have complained of pollution from ships for many years.

The government is now seeking proposals for a permanent cruise terminal in the city.


Read full story

Story Image

Your Comments

, be the first to post a comment.
Your email:

Email other comments made to this story

NOTE: Comments are subject to admin approval before being posted.
Mole Poll
Do you expect an 'avalanche' of orders this week ?


We talk to TravelUNI about their recent Travel Agency Research

Two homeworking agents - how have they handled the Pandemic?

Alexis Peppis tells us all there is to know about Tiqets

TravelMole's Graham McKenzie talks with Micheal Ros, Hotel Booking disruptor Bidroom

Jerad Bachar of Pittsburgh about the future of city tourism