The Italian city is located on over 100 islands in the midst of a lagoon. Countless canals serve as roads here. The splendid historical buildings and its romantic charm is what attracts many tourists to Venice.
Venice and its lagoon have been a listed UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987. This is an automatic compilation of DW Content pertaining to "Venice".
More than a mere mode of transportation, they are a symbol of love and romance: gondolas in Venice, riding through the city's canals, carrying tourists from all over the world. The boats are hand-made, but it is unclear how long that will be the case: shipyards have a hard time attracting talented craftsmen.
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The Italian government and the Venice authorities have announced that cruise ships over 55,000 tons will no longer be able to dock in the lagoon city. Instead they’ll have to drop anchor at a nearby industrial port. Cruise ship traffic to Venice has boomed over the last 15 years. But locals and environmentalists say it’s destroying Venice’s delicate ecosystem and character. Megan Williams reports.