Laatste update op 8 May 2020
The sticker says it all: a lot of Venetians are tired with the increasing amount of cruise ships in the lagune. Some started a campaign to get rid of the huge ships that spit out enormous amounts of tourists. The photo featuring this article was taken on a vaporetto. The sticker was attached next to the entrance with seats.
Venice earns a lot of money through the cruise ships. The harbour fee is over a ton a day and they see to bringing a lot of tourists into town, spending their money. However, they also bring pollution. Literally and figuratively since it is a weird sight: the gigantic, modern ships cruising through the lagune next to the old town. Sometimes they even pass through the Bacino San Marco. This is an amazing sight, see for yourself.
Video with a passing cruise ship
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