Italy to ban mammoth cruise ships from Venice as of Aug. 1
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July 13, 20213 min read, 554 words

Italy to ban mammoth cruise ships from Venice as of Aug. 1Italy to ban mammoth cruise ships from Venice as of Aug. 1

Frances D'Emilio
 in go.com
Published: July 13, 2021  |  3 min read, 554 words
Declaring Venice's waterways a “national monument,” Italy is banning mammoth cruise liners from sailing into the lagoon city, which risked being declared an imperiled world heritage site by the United Nations later this month. Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said the ban was...
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Jul 14
As someone with family and many amazing travel experiences in and around Venice, I've been following the city's policy changes very closely. I can see why this article might seem irrelevant to most readers, but to Venetians or people who have traveled there and seem the effects of these cruise liners, I can say with certainty that this is the right decision and an important policy change for Venice that might be the start of future protections for other Italian landmarks.
Jul 14
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