Venice cruise ship size limit being brought in
6 November 2013 Last updated at 07:09 GMT
The size and number of cruise ships passing through Venice will be limited from the start of 2014, the Italian government has said.
From January 2014, the number of cruise ships allowed through Venice will be cut by 20%, and from November 2014 ships of more than 96,000 tonnes will be banned from its centre.
Catharina Moh reports.