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Cruise ships banned from entering Venice historic center

Cruise ships have been banned from entering the historic city center of Venice.

Cruise ships banned from entering Venice historic center

Cruise ships banned from entering Venice historic center

STEPANAKERT, AUGUST 14,  ARTSAKHPRESSUntil 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.


     

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