The Italian authorities have approved a ban on cruise ships entering the historic centre of Venice. The Minister of Culture said this week that the decision was brought in response to a request from UNESCO, reports the BBC.
Cruisers are thus allowed to dock at the city's industrial port, from where passenger transport will be provided. The entry of cruisers into the historic core of Venice has caused numerous protests due to heavy pollution and disruption of the foundations of the city, which began to have problems with major floods.
“Cruise ships are currently unable to enter Venice due to coronavirus restrictions but their absence since has been credited with improving water quality in the lagoons,” writes the BBC.