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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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Cruise Lines Pitch Venice Alternative

Aerial view of the Venice port (Courtesy VTP) (Click to enlarge)The cruise industry is hoping to find an alternative route to open Venice back up to larger ships, according to a carefully prepared statement from CLIA Europe. Recent regulations have restricted ships sailing into Venice to be no more than 96,000 tons, causing a steep traffic drop for the port. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Kick-off of the new edition of the project “ViviAmo la Città – Sei in Piazza San Marco”

VeniceVenice Municipal Administration, the Piazza San Marco Association and Costa Cruises present the new edition of “ViviAmo la città – Sei in piazza San Marco” (“Let’s live the town – You’re in Piazza San Marco”), a project to sensitize residents and tourists to improve the quality and preservation of Piazza San Marco and the surrounding area in Venice.

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Radical solution proposed to solve Venice’s cruise ship problem

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Braemar in Venice“Of course, the best thing for the environment would be to do nothing,” says Paolo Costa, the president of the Venice Port Authority (VPA), who nonetheless is lobbying hard for a large channel, 120m wide at its maximum, to be dredged through the lagoon to enable the cruise ships to enter the Marittima port in Venice by a back route, thereby eliminating their passage through the town. (theartnewspaper.com)

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