Venice from the sea

 
"Venice from the sea. The cruises", edited by Gabriella Chiellino, Francesco di Cesare, Caterina Frisone. Forword by Corrado Clini, introduction by Paolo Costa. Essays by Attilio Adami, Gabriella Chiellino, Marta Citron, Daniele Contini, Roberto D’Agostino, Antonino Di Bella, Francesco di Cesare, Alessia Favaro, Paolo Franchetti, Caterina Frisone, Mauro Galantino, Andrea Gambaro, Anthony A. La Salandra, Amedeo Locatelli, Mara Manente, Giampietro Mayerle, Claudio Modena, Federica Montaguti, Stefano Nava, Kristijan Pavić, Roberto Perocchio, Tiberio Piattelli, Andrea Rossi, Giovanni Spadoni, Nicola Torricella, Andrea Valcalda, Emanuele Zanotto.

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Cover of the book "A Venezia dal mare. Le crociere" (Venice from the sea. The cr
Cover of the book "A Venezia dal mare. Le crociere" (Venice from the sea. The cruises)
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L’economia delle crociere è una componente decisiva della base economica della città, tanto complementare quanto alternativa

Venice was built to be reached from the sea

The city's unique beauty, and the careful management of the cruise industry, let Venice climb the world's rankings. In 2012 it contends with Barcelona the top spot as Mediterranean's leading home port, and ranks 9th at the world level.

Today, cruise-related activities are a decisive component in the city's economy, complementing and (at the same time) alternative to tourism. The environmental sustainability and the safety of the passage of  cruise liners within the city center are not-negotiable issues.

The cruise ships' ever growing dimensions, however, opened up a lively debate that is leading to a re-definition of the relationship between Venice and its port. This re-definition will see the "white ships" adapting to Venice and Venice finding a new way to welcome them, as it always did.