[QODLink]
Europe

Cruise ships controversy in Venice

Around 100 cruise-liners sail through Venice every year, bringing tourists and controversy.
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2012 12:54

Around 100 cruise-liners sail through Venice every year, bringing thousands of passengers who boost the city's tourism industry.

But not everyone is happy about that. In September, angry Venetians tried to stop one of the ships from entering the city.

They say the ships are an eyesore and threaten the city's fragile ecosystem.

Al Jazeera's Claudio Lavanga reports from Venice.

60

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
Amid vote audit and horse-trading, politicians of all hues agree a compromise is needed to avoid political instability.
Part of the joint accord aimed at ending the political impasse establishes an independent National Election Commission.
Rights groups say the US prosecution of terrorism cases targets Muslims and are fraught with abuses.
Local painters forgo experimentation to cater to growing number of foreign buyers.
Cyprus is a tax haven and has long attracted wealthy Russians, but it could become a European energy hub.
join our mailing list