Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- In Venice, a city famous for its canals in Italy, cruise services, which have not been able to be built for some time due to restrictions imposed under the measures taken against the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, have resumed with protests.
Cruise services in the country, which have not been available for 17 months due to the pandemic, resumed on June 6th when the MSC Orchestra departed Venice.
During the ship's movement, the platform "No to large ships in Venice" staged a protest.
Hundreds of people protested both from the water, in their small engines and boats, and over the land with flares and "No to large ships", the "MSC Orchestra" ship sailed through the Giudecca Canal near the city's famous square, San Marco, to the Adriatic Sea.
Venetians have been protesting the close passage of ships for years because of the risk the crossings pose to the city, while tourism professionals argue that cruisers provide great economic resources and that these crossings are the attraction of cruises.