Italian authorities have approved the ban on cruise ships from entering Venice’s historic centre
On Wednesday, the Italian culture minister exclaimed that this decision came in response to the request from UN cultural body Unesco.
Even the large ships have to now dock at the city’s industrial port until a permanent solution is figured out. Well, the critics argued that ship causes pollution and erodes the foundations of the city that suffers from regular flooding.
On Wednesday, the Italian minister has agreed that the large cruise and container ships must be restricted from entering the city’s Giudecca canal that leads to the historic St Mark’s Square.
Notably, the Cultural Minister Dario Franceschini has hailed the move that describes as “correct decision, awaited for years.”
Well, the government will be holding a ‘call for ideas for an alternative cruise terminal within the city.
Currently, due to coronavirus, the Cruise ships are not permitted to enter. The absence has improved the quality of the water in lagoons.
However, the pressure to pass a ban on large vessels mounted in 2019 soon after the cruise ship crashed into a harbor in the city. It is found that almost five people were injured and no permanent solution was adopted.
Initially, the initiatives to stop the cruise ship traffic have failed. In the year 2013, the government banned ships weighing more than 96,000 tonnes through the Giudecca canal. However, the legislation was later overturned.
In 2017, another plan to divert cruise ships from the centre of Venice was declared but was never completely implemented.