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Italy’s Government to Ban Cruise Ships From Venice
« on: July 14, 2021, 04:28:41 PM »
"In a landmark move, Italy’s cabinet on Tuesday declared the lagoon a national monument and banned large cruise ships from entering starting Aug. 1."

"The government also decided to give power to the regional port authority to determine how five temporary docks can be built in Marghera, a nearby industrial port, while respecting maritime safety and environmental laws.

The intention to divert the cruise ships to the port of Marghera has raised eyebrows. The port is built for cargo ships and is not nearly as picturesque as the city’s lagoon. Moreover, the port’s channel is not large and deep enough for most cruise ships and would require major construction work."

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/13/world/europe/venice-italy-cruise-ship-ban.html