The mayor of Venice denounces “two idiots” in water skiing on the Grand Canal

Venice mayor slams “two idiots” waterskiing on Grand Canal

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The mayor of Venice (Italy) on Wednesday denounced “two idiots” who were filmed waterskiing on the Grand Canal, offering dinner to anyone who identified them.&nbsp ;

Later, after his Twitter call went viral, Luigi Brugnaro announced that the duo had been found and their boards confiscated. He added that they would be treated “as they deserve”.

“Here are two arrogant idiots making fun of our city,” wrote Luigi Brugnaro, posting a video showing two young men on skis pulled by a speedboat down the canal, the Italian city's most famous waterway. “I'm offering dinner to whoever identifies them!”

However, he seemed to admit there was little he could do to stop the two skiers, saying, “There is an urgent need to give more powers to mayors in matters of public safety.”

After turning into a ghost town during the period of confinement due to COVID-19, Venice is once again attracting tourists from all over the world and its canals are, as before the pandemic, animated by intense boat traffic.