Italy’s transport minister announced that Venice will ban all cruise ships from entering the city center.
However, this doesn’t mean that cruise ship passengers won’t be able to see the city any more. They’ll just have to get to it a bit differently.
Large ships will instead have to dock at Marghera, an industrial port of the historic city center. The government hopes to implement the new route within 4 years.
Earlier this year, the city banned new hotels in the historic center and limited the number of restaurants that could sell pizza by the slice, kebab or other fast food.