Venice : two tourists (already) be expelled for a swim in the Grand Canal - The Point

After several months of confinement, the Italy seeks to boost its activity and, in particular, the tourism, the approach of the summer period. Since Wednesday,

Venice : two tourists (already) be expelled for a swim in the Grand Canal - The Point

After several months of confinement, the Italy seeks to boost its activity and, in particular, the tourism, the approach of the summer period. Since Wednesday, June 3, the country's borders are again open to european citizens. But with the first travelers also arrived early problem behaviors. As the story goes to CNN, two German tourists were detained by the authorities while they came to swim in the Grand Canal, Venice.

The scene took place as soon as Wednesday, when the first tourists return to the country. "The two men are stripped close to the Rialto bridge, leaving there their clothing. They have jumped into the water and swam, crossing the Grand Canal, " explains the police of Venice. Intercepted by the forces of the order, the tourists have been punished with a fine of 350 euros each, and they were expelled temporarily from the city.

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The negative effects of tourism in Venice

Before the health crisis, Venice see almost 30 million visitors per year. A mass tourism that does not go without posing some problems to the local population. Luigi Brugnaro, the mayor of the city of the Doges, wanted, and last year the city to be placed on the list of cities "in danger" by Unesco. The city has also adopted a municipal bylaw is stricter in the face of the tourists " malpolis ". Two German tourists in particular had made the charges after you have prepared... a coffee with a stove at the foot of the Rialto bridge in July 2019. Less than a year later, the situation seems not improving.

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Updated Date: 06 June 2020, 09:33

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