Tourists kicked out of Venice
The city of Venice started its carnival season with floating circus performances on the Cannaregio Canal, but some tourists have had to be turned away from the festivities.
According to local paper 'La Nuova Venezia', police restricted entry to the Cannaregio Canal. It is part of a push by authorities to restrict the crowd size to 11,000 people, citing public safety concerns.
More tourists are expected to arrive in the city as festivities ramp up. The celebration of the Angel’s Flight in Piazza San Marco, a major festival event that takes place on Sunday, has in recent years drawn crowds of over 80,000 people.
Running from January 27 to February 13, the Carnevale di Venezia is among the oldest carnivals around the world.
Have you ever been turned away from a public event? What would you do if you had travelled to Venice for the festival only to be turned away?