Flashmob by Gruppo 25 Aprile: “SOS Venezia” on white sheets across the city

Flashmob today by activists from the group in symbolic locations of the economic and political institutions: City, Region, former Magistrate of Waters, the ex gasometri and viale San Marco. “A response to yet another postponed decision by UNESCO, which seems to focus only on cruise ships, while there are many more unresolved problems” 22 July … More Flashmob by Gruppo 25 Aprile: “SOS Venezia” on white sheets across the city

SOS VENEZIA

[Ed. Note: what follows is the Press Release for the SOS Venezia campaign just launched by a group of Venetian associations.] SOS VENEZIA Venezia, 16 July 2021 SOS Venezia is the appeal we are launching today, 16 July, to coincide with the opening of the session of the World Heritage Committee. The agenda for this … More SOS VENEZIA

Protest against the G20 in Venice: police charge on demonstrators

10 July 2021 By the Editorial Staff Demonstrators against the G20 in Venice: about a thousand people gathered in the area of Zattere, for the demonstration organized against the G20 Economic Summit underway at Arsenale. There were many banners being shown by those who had joined in the protest, such as “Oms, how many deaths … More Protest against the G20 in Venice: police charge on demonstrators

Sea level rise, alarm in Venice: “We’ll have tides over 80 cm every day”

Concerns over the IPCC report. Engineer Rusconi: the continual raising of MoSE will have consequences for the Port By Alberto Vitucci 9 July 2021 VENEZIA. Sea level rise that ranges from 43 centimeters to 84 centimeters by the year 2100, to which will be added more centimeters due to subsidence, that is, the lowering of … More Sea level rise, alarm in Venice: “We’ll have tides over 80 cm every day”

UNESCO may put Venice on the “black list” like Liverpool and Vienna

The lagoon city risks a downgrade that has no direct consequence, but which would impact the prestige and attraction for tourists. Bandarin: “It would be serious” 24 June 2021 By Vera Mantengoli The background What would happen to Venice if it ended up in the so-called – and much feared – “black list”? Materially nothing, … More UNESCO may put Venice on the “black list” like Liverpool and Vienna

SUMus: a new organization arrives in Venice

On 2 June 2021 a new international organization called SUMus, with a vision of Venice as an International Laboratory for a new era, and an impressive array of philosophy, ideas, allies and technology, held a press conference in Venice to introduce itself. SUMus is so committed to listening to and involving Venetians of all sorts … More SUMus: a new organization arrives in Venice

Venice is alive, but asks for help. A new book by Calabi for Rialto

Venice is alive, but asks for help. A new book by Calabi for Rialto By Vera Mantengoli 4 June 2021 VENEZIA French publisher Liana Levi, Italian by birth, knows Venice very well. But the last time she visited she was struck by a banner hanging at the Rialto Market. A large white sign with writing … More Venice is alive, but asks for help. A new book by Calabi for Rialto

New hotels in the former convents of Venice. Remodeling work is resuming

In Cannaregio the Imeldine convent building and palazzo Seriman. Bed spaces have doubled in ten years: today there are 70,000 26 May 2021 By Alberto Vitucci VENEZIA. Former convents becoming hotels, prestigious palazzi transformed into hotels – after the Covid pause the touristic transformation of the city has resumed. There are dozens of examples of … More New hotels in the former convents of Venice. Remodeling work is resuming

Cruise ships out of Venice – the Decree is approved but political agreement on implementation is still missing

With the almost complete approval of the Camera, the decree to keep the Cruise Ships out of the Lagoon of Venice has become a reality. What is missing is direction for the operational methods for addressing the transitional phase 13 May 2021 By Giuseppe Pietrobelli With the almost total approval of the Camera, the decree … More Cruise ships out of Venice – the Decree is approved but political agreement on implementation is still missing