Venice has installed temporary gates at the ends of two bridges to return tourists if their numbers are overwhelming.
The Italian Lagoon City placed the measure in place for a four-day holiday weekend ending May 1st. 19659003] At the beginning of Saturday afternoon, municipal police officers who monitored the influx of influences judged the crowds that could be dealt with that the ports did not have to be closed.
Tourists are far from residents of Billy Venice, where the narrow streets become almost impenetrable during peak times.
Crowds get particularly heavy when cruise ships pass thousands of passengers on a day to day trips.
The town has fought for decades with what to do with its dwindling population, but also living in tourism.