As another tourist season gets into full swing, Venice once again struggles to manage large crowds and the immense ships that bring them to the city for day trips.

As another tourist season gets into full swing, Venice once again struggles to manage large crowds and the immense ships that bring them to the city for day trips. A 2013 decision to reduce big ship traffic by 12.5% and a ban on the largest, those over 94,000 gross tons, have been suspended by a regional tribunal pending a hearing scheduled for mid-June. Ermanno Rivetti reports in The Art Newspaper on the debate and potentially dire consequences for the city, which was put on the World Monuments Fund Watch List in 2013.

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