Vessels weighing 100,000 tonnes or more will take a less glamorous route to the industrial port of Marghera, far from the Grand Canal

Gondolas and water taxis will never again have to vie with big cruise ships for space in front of Venice’s iconic St Mark’s Square, an Italian governmental committee has decided.

Venetians and environmentalists have long voiced concerns about floating pleasure palaces sailing close to the fragile city, dwarfing its Gothic and Byzantine churches.

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