Mayor hails plan to force largest vessels on to less glamorous route far from Grand Canal, but some say plan is unworkable

Gondolas and water taxis will never again have to vie with big cruise ships for space in front of Venice’s St Mark’s Square, an Italian governmental committee has decided.

Venetian residents and environmentalists have long voiced concerns about floating pleasure palaces sailing close to the fragile city, dwarfing its Gothic and Byzantine churches.

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Source: The Guardian

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