Cruise ships have been banned from entering the historic city center of Venice.
Cruise ships banned from entering Venice historic center
STEPANAKERT, AUGUST 14, ARTSAKHPRESS: Until 2020, one-third of ships will be docked in ports away from the city, The Daily Express reported.
In the future, a new port will be built for them whose location will be decided by the local residents.
Venice authorities have taken such a step due the incident in June when cruise ship MSC Opera crashed into a touristic river boat on a busy Venice canal, and 5 people were injured as a result.
The locals have opposed the entry of cruise ships into the Venetian Lagoon.
They held a rally at St Mark’s Square.
Demonstrators claim the ships are collapsing the foundation of houses in Venice and paralyzing city traffic.