The Italian government refunding Cruise Companies

<div class="buttonTitle"><div class="roundedlIcon white mbianco mprest"></div></div>The Italian government refunding Cruise Companies Alexander Spatari/Getty Images

The Italian government announced it would pay 57.5 million euros in compensation to cruise companies affected by the decision to ban large ships from Venice's fragile lagoon. The new rules, which took effect in August, followed years of warnings that the giant floating hotels risked causing irreparable damage to the lagoon city, a UNESCO world heritage site. Some 30 million euros has been allocated for 2021 for shipping companies who incurred costs in “rescheduling routes and

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