Venice authorities lament lack of cruise ships as residents and Unesco fight for the city’s future; Jane Archer; Telegraph


Italy – Venice and its Lagoon

Pressure is mounting for a solution to the on-going dispute over whether cruise ships should be allowed into Venice as more cruise lines pull out of the city.

Venice Port Authority is expecting just over 10 per cent fewer cruise ships this year (470 vs 529), with passenger numbers down 11.4 per cent to 1.4 million and a corresponding fall in income.

Port Authority president Pino Musolino said that over the past two decades the cruise sector has been a significant source of income for the local population and Venice hinterland.

“Venice is losing passengers and ships. That is not just a problem for our city but for other ports in the Adriatic as cruise ships are only visiting them on their way to Venice,” he said.

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