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Costa Cruises’ ship crashes Venice gardens




Cruise ship crashes Venice gardens (Alessandro Rodaro)

No matter if a giant cruise ship has the most sophisticated technology on board, the decision of the capitan and his officers to set up the ship just in the middle of storm has been an absurd decision.

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Dramatic speech in Baku challenges Unesco’s support for damaging Venice cruise ship decision




Aerial view of the Venice port (Courtesy VTP)The attempt made by the Unesco World Heritage Committee at their current meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, to pass over the subject of Venice and its problems in silence and permit a damaging decision regarding cruise ships and the city was challenged by the influential lobby group Europa Nostra. (theartnewspaper.com)

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Venice becomes the front line in the battle against overtourism



Strolling down a tiny street in Venice’s San Marco district, a couple pauses in front of a hand-crafted leather goods stall, one of hundreds of “authentically Venetian” shops lining the cobblestone streets of the city’s tourist thoroughfares. Holding hands, they stop to embrace in front of the famed Grand Canal. (edition.cnn.com)

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Venice protests against huge cruise ships




The Viking Sea in Venice (Courtesy Viking Ocean Cruises)After a 275-meter cruise ship crashed into a tourist boat, Venice residents have demanded that the giant vessels stay away. The issue of cruise liners sailing Venice’s Giudecca Canal has long been a point of tension. Around 5,000 residents of the northern Italian city of Venice on Saturday protested against the presence of cruise ships in the busy Giudecca Canal, following a ship accident earlier in the week. (dw.com)

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Venice cruise ship crash sparks protests, backlash



Venice cruise ship crash sparks protests, backlash (CBS This Morning)

A collision on a busy canal in Venice is sparking new calls for banning cruise ships in the area. On Sunday the MSC Opera cruise liner lost control – the massive ship unable to stop. On the dock, people fled as the towering, 13-deck-high vessel, its horn blaring, grinded into a much smaller river boat and a crowded pier. Five people were hurt. Seth Doane reports. (CBS This Morning)

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Out of control cruise ship (MSC Opera) crashes into boat (River Countess), wharf at Venice



MSC Opera incidente Venezia (Credit: Infinity)

Tourists have been filmed running along a wharf seconds before an out of control cruise ship crashes into it. The footage, from the San Basilio cruise terminal in Venice, was captured about 8.30am Sunday local time, Italian media reported. (news.com.au)

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Venice Port: dredging should start immediately




Aerial view of the Venice port (Courtesy VTP)Without dredging, the port of Venice is blocked. We have been waiting too long for the approval from the Interregional Authority for Public Works, which hasn’t come: the situation is critical, and we are suffering as a result. (themeditelegraph.com)

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Banksy crashes Venice Biennale with street stall




Street artist Banksy appears to have turned up unannounced at the Venice Biennale, and may have even been kicked out of one of the city’s most famous piazzas for running a stall without a permit. Banksy posted a short video on his verified Instagram account showing a man with a series of paintings depicting a huge cruise ship looming over the Italian city, before local police appear to move him on. (edition.cnn.com)

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CLIA Weighs in on Proposed Venice Visitor Tax



VeniceCruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has expressed disappointment in a new proposed tax on day visitors to Venice’s historic city center. “CLIA and its members are disappointed that the Italian Government supported the proposal to introduce a local entrance tax for visitors to Venice in its recent budget bill,” the organization said in a statement shared with Travel Agent.

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This is no way to solve the cruise ship issue in Venice



Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Braemar in VeniceAt a meeting of the Comitatone (big committee) for strategic matters relating to Venice, hosted in Rome on 7 November by the minister for infrastructures, Graziano Delrio, a decision was taken that would keep all but the biggest cruise ships docking in the port of Venice while providing them with a route that would not lead through Venice. (theartnewspaper.com)

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