A festive event in boats, took place on September 25 to call the collective NoGrandiNavi to protest against the passage of giant cruise ships in the lagoon. Venice is one of the most visited cities in the world, and the Giudecca canal is often traveled by cruise ships, engines off, that border the shores of the city before reaching the basin of San Marco and returning to the Adriatic.
Protesters fear for the survival of the city, choked by mass tourism they feel little control. Indeed, the daily passages of these seas watches pollute and could affect forward the foundations of some buildings.
But the city authorities and the cruise operators are not willing to give up the financial windfall that this is tourist traffic. A law banning the passage through the canal boats of over 96 000 tonnes was ultimately rejected in 2015.
The Monde.fr with Reuters