Hi, actually the gates were not introduced to limit the drunk people or their behavior, but to handle the tourist flows heading to the central area. During week ends and events it will be very very crowded and since there are few tight streets (among the channels) it gets really hard to walk.Try to think to the people who live there, can't even get out from home!Anyway, the gates are used only for extreme events and not daily.
Groetjes uit Bugge, het Venetië van het noorden.
Yes @%arc I do see the reasoning. It's a long time since I was in Venice, maybe I am not appreciating just how bad it is these days.
vous n’avez plus le Rialto à Venezia ?
Praying for this beautiful city and people during this flooding. When are the flood gates going to be constructed? Citizens deserve an immediate solution to save this citta' magnifica.
Groeten uit BRUGGE, het Venetië van het noorden.
@Lynne, I don't think it is unusual, have you been there lately seeing how many drunk tourist (mostly from UK and US) are just sitting and the street and drinking, shouting and disturbing others.. may be with a good 200 or 300£ fines out their pocket, they'll drink less and respect that magnificent place a bit more, shame that local council needed to get to these extreme mesure to obtain better behave
Some of the new rules and regulations for visitors to Venice are a bit unusual!
GENOVA - Our feelings to all Italians, it was a tragedy, it serves as an alert for the whole world, "Keep the bridges in maintenance", receive our condolences, feel embraced by us Brazilians - Greetings - BRAZIL.
O meu amor pela Itália é grande e especial e a minha história com VENEZA é eterna, amo essa cidade, fui 3 vezes e não me canso,pois todas as vezes tem uma novidade para conhecer, um lugarzinho que me emociona.Em breve volto pra desfrutar da SERENÍSSIMA, ETERNA E ABSOLUTA cidade D"AGUA AMADA por mim e por milhares de pessoas. Ir pra Itália é obrigatório conhecer essa senhora única e inigualável.
Amei fazer esse passeio com os meus familiares, recomendo a todos que visita Veneza. Esses momentos serão inesquecíveis. Saudações do BRASIL a toda ITÁLIA.
07.05.18. oops! Gondola traffic jam on the canal! ☺
I read they are going to use gates to regulate the flow of tourists to the city.
I love to hear the singing and especially the whistling, such a beautiful place cant wait to visit in 4 months!