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See Venice in 2015 Without the Big Cruise Ships
2015 could be a quieter year for visiting Venice. The big cruise liners were banned from the Giudecca Canal, so they won't be passing in front of the Doge Palace.
The Venice Carnival is coming up early next year. Wouldn't you seize the opportunity to travel there?
Although the decision to ban the heavy cruise ships from the wide Giudecca Canal was taken last summer already, the crowds of tourists and the big ships will still reach Venice.
I personally felt amazed and even bothered at the sight of massive floating cruise ships stirring up the waves in the Giudecca Canal - in the heart of Venice!
(For further details about Venice, go to my Venice trip, there you will even find a section dedicated to boats, ships, gondolas).
As of August 8th 2014, the ships weighing 40,000 tonnes or heavier will not be allowed to pass through the mentioned canal.
Venice intends to use the Canalte Contorta Sant'Angelo, which is in the lagoon, southwest of Venice. Although, the channel is currently a narrow one and too shallow.
Its 30 m width and 12 m depth doesn't allow intense cruise ship navigation. It would also have to be straightened.
Environmentalists are already against this new route, because it would create irreversible damage to the lagoon.
Already - close to 30 % less cruise ships are arriving to Venice this month (according to this article).
What comes to my mind right now is...
Venice will be quieter next year.
Perhaps the crowds will diminish a bit, but I'm not expecting any wonder to happen. It will still be full of visitors, especially during high season.
One of the best times to visit the "floating city" is during the Venice Carnival.
In 2015, it will be held between January 31-February 16.
For further details regarding the event, I recommend using the official site of the Carnival.
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