“MoSE is untrustworthy, someone must pay the damages”. Complaint filed with Corte dei Conti

Armando Danella, Manager for the Special Law in the City for twenty years, has filed a complaint with the Corte dei Conti By Alberto Vitucci 18 February 2021 VENEZIA. For twenty years Armando Danella has been the Manager for the Special Law in the City. As such he has followed the meetings of the Comitatone … More “MoSE is untrustworthy, someone must pay the damages”. Complaint filed with Corte dei Conti

Ten Thousand homes are empty, and one in five is public housing

“Active policies are required to encourage the settlement of new residents: otherwise the social fabric will be extinguished”   By Vera Mantengoli 4 February 2021 It has always been a problem and the solution has not yet been found. We are talking about housing and how it is always more and more difficult for a … More Ten Thousand homes are empty, and one in five is public housing

In Venice everything is reopening, except the Civic Museums

With the Covid yellow zone visitors will return. Starting 3 February the Galleria Franchetti will open, then all the others. The Accademia Gallerie will open on the 8th. San Marco is ready too. By Enrico Tantucci 28 January 2021 VENEZIA. Everything is reopening, except for the Civic Museums of Venice, per the unilateral “lock-out” until … More In Venice everything is reopening, except the Civic Museums

From Lessons in the Garden to Art via Streaming: “Let’s reopen the museums for the students”

22 January 2021 By Vera Mantengoli There are lots of activities that one could do at closed museums, starting with lessons in the gardens, such as that of the Museum of Natural History or the one at Ca’Rezzonico and, why not, in the courtyard of the Palazzo Ducale. The proposal put forward by the City … More From Lessons in the Garden to Art via Streaming: “Let’s reopen the museums for the students”

“Recapture the Venetians”: controversy over Museum Foundation Director Belli’s words

[Note: there has been an ongoing controversy about the closure of Venice’s Civic Museums until April. The official position is presented below in Gabriella Belli’s statements, which have generated some controversy of their own: the museums are for tourists, we won’t spend money opening them for the local population, future initiatives are being planned – … More “Recapture the Venetians”: controversy over Museum Foundation Director Belli’s words

Plans for the 2021 Carnevale di Venezia forced to change: events will have fixed attendance or will stream

For the second year in a row Covid blocks the celebrations in the lagoon: this year a low profile is chosen 8 January 2021 By Eugenio Pendolini VENEZIA. Covid is upsetting the 2021 Carnevale di Venezia. A year after the outbreak of the pandemic, which took its first steps into the city towards the end … More Plans for the 2021 Carnevale di Venezia forced to change: events will have fixed attendance or will stream

This is how culture in Venice is killed. An appeal in defense of the City Museums

We’re left speechless by Luigi Brugnaro’s drastic decision to close the city’s museum system, classifying it as a service that functions exclusively for tourism. With our initiative here we invite the Mayor to revisit his decisions and to promote an open discussion. By Ytali 2 January 2021 The City Museums of Venice will remain closed … More This is how culture in Venice is killed. An appeal in defense of the City Museums

Non-stop budget marathon in Council: none of the opposition’s amendments are approved.

Seventy-six were presented, sixty from the PD. It’s a wrestling match between the majority and the opposition: there is no agreement and the confrontation goes on indefinitely. By Antonella Gasparini 17 December 2020 10 PM on Thursday, 17 December, the second day of the marathon at Ca’ Farsetti for approval of the 2021-2023 budget and … More Non-stop budget marathon in Council: none of the opposition’s amendments are approved.

“A dramatic situation at San Marco” – Procurator Tesserin decries new flooding in Basilica

More damage to the Basilica and its mosaics without local defenses. Baretta: “the forecasts were wrong”. Environmentalists denounce the situation. By Alberto Vitucci 9 December 2020 VENEZIA “It’s a terrible situation. We are under water in a dramatic manner, and the damages are serious”. The shock of the exceptional acqua alta, without MoSE and without … More “A dramatic situation at San Marco” – Procurator Tesserin decries new flooding in Basilica

MoSE and the sick joke of Coronavirus: Venice is dry but the stores are empty

After almost thirty years, with the dams raised, Venetians imagined a definitive return to normality, without acqua alta. Instead, the pandemic has again upended daily life. By Francesco Gottardi 4 December 2020 VENEZIA. Venice stayed dry, or almost. Only the frozen rain and a strong wind hit the city of water on Wednesday morning: for … More MoSE and the sick joke of Coronavirus: Venice is dry but the stores are empty