Venice, Italy is restricting access to cruise ships moving forward. The town’s transport minister has announced that cruise ships are no longer allowed to enter the city center.
Instead of being able to dock at the Giudecca Canal, larger cruise ships will now have to dock at an industrial dock called Marghera. Apparently, 99 percent of Venetians who voted on cruise ship activity don’t think they should be in the lagoon at all, but tourists are important to the city and many of them come via cruise ship.
The concept of rerouting the cruise ships will allow plenty of visitors to enter the city while helping out with the environmental concerns. Other policies for doing so include new rules such as banning new hotels from being built in the city center. Now only a certain amount of restaurants are allowed to sell pizza by the slice and other on the go food items as well.