Cruise Ships Banned in Venice
Glad I was able to experience the cruise ship entry to Venice a couple times. Some of the most magnificent scenery ever....now gone.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... attle.html
"Now, after a decades-long battle, residents in Venice have succeeded in getting cruise ships banned from docking there.
The Italian government yesterday announced it would begin re-routing the liners away from the historic city centre, which draws some 30 million tourists a year."
"By next year the plan is for a third to berth at ports well away from the city, such as the Fusina and Lombardia terminals three miles away across the lagoon on the Italian mainland."
"Authorities said tourists - even day-trippers who only visit for a matter of hours - will be charged an entry fee of between two and five euros (£1.70 and £4.40) but it could go up to 10 euros (£9) in the high season.
And by 2022, the city council said it hoped that most people visiting Venice will reserve an entry ticket to the city before visiting - then it can monitor tourism numbers. "