Venice loses another 700 residents. By summer there will be less than 50,000

The Morelli pharmacy updates the resident counter: every day 2.6 residents leave, with no end to the negative trend   By Manuela Pivato 15 October 2021 VENEZIA. The Venice resident counter at the Morelli pharmacy shows that another seven hundred residents have left Venice in the past nine months, an exodus that is not slowing. … More Venice loses another 700 residents. By summer there will be less than 50,000

Report: “Venice is completely privatized”. From a pearl of culture to a great expanse of real estate for a few

Urbanist Paola Somma, a former professor at IUAV, releases a controversial analysis. The turnaround in the management of spaces over the last twenty years is examined By Enrico Tantucci 8 Oct. 2021 The Analysis Venice is lost. Over twenty years of a systematic selloff of its buildings to private, for-profit entities have gradually emptied it … More Report: “Venice is completely privatized”. From a pearl of culture to a great expanse of real estate for a few

Scientists from around the world warn that climate change is endangering Venice

Scientists from around the world warn that climate change is endangering Venice 30 Sept. 2021 By Andreina Corso Scientists are alarmed about the future of Venice. There is not a minute to lose, and nothing can be delayed or ignored if we want to save Venice. There is no more margin of error. A group … More Scientists from around the world warn that climate change is endangering Venice

Venice, falsified damage from acqua alta nets 230 thousand Euro in reimbursements: 12 merchants charged

All of the merchants charged operate in the historic city: false invoices were provided by “friend”companies.   17 Sept. 2021 VENEZIA. The Guardia di Finanzia of Venice has charged 13 people who fraudulently obtained 230,000 Euro in funds distributed for the acqua alta emergency of November 2019, presenting false documentation to the City. Investigations carried … More Venice, falsified damage from acqua alta nets 230 thousand Euro in reimbursements: 12 merchants charged

Brugnaro, his basketball team’s farm land, and the “variance” from the city 10 days later.

As reported by Domani, the issue is 4 and half hectares nearby the stadium where the Mayor of Venice’s basketball team plays: purchased on 3 December, it became zoned for development on 13 December of the same year. The Mayor was absent and did not vote, but Barbara Casarin did vote in favor – she … More Brugnaro, his basketball team’s farm land, and the “variance” from the city 10 days later.

Phase one of San Marco flood barrier underway: soil and archaeological analysis come first

The paving stones (masegni) will be removed in order to inspect the underlying soil in front of the Basilica. Work is projected to last four months, with delays by acqua alte an unknown. The first work site has opened. By Alberto Vitucci 25 August 2021 VENEZIA. The barriers have been installed and work sites are … More Phase one of San Marco flood barrier underway: soil and archaeological analysis come first

Farewell San Marco, the first cruise ship docks at Marghera

The dock at Fusina is used for one of the most luxurious cruise ships in the world. Passengers are bused to and from Marittima   By Mitia Chiarin and Lorenzo Porcile 2 September 2021   VENEZIA. The first cruise ship moored at the temporary docks at the RO.RO terminal in Fusina, the afternoon of Thursday, … More Farewell San Marco, the first cruise ship docks at Marghera

Photos of a scandal: the Basilica of San Marco is under water physically and financially

Columns corroded by salt, a project halted for four years while the salt corrodes the mosaics and eats away the walls of one of the most beautiful churches in the world. Meanwhile the Basilica’s finances are in equally serious condition. By Vera Mantengoli and Enrico Tantucci 11 August 2021 [Ed. Note: I know this blog … More Photos of a scandal: the Basilica of San Marco is under water physically and financially

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