UNESCO extends deadline again – until Feb. 2020

Venice still at risk of placement on “endangered list”. An extension is granted until 1 February 2020, but the State and City must provide “concrete” responses about the safeguarding of the lagoon. By Gloria Bertasi 25 May 2019 VENEZIA. They were supposed to decide in July, at the plenary session of the World Heritage Committee. … More UNESCO extends deadline again – until Feb. 2020

At Castello solidarity wins, and the eviction of a 94 year old is suspended

Gruppo 25 Aprile rallies round the elderly woman of calle dei Greci.  Gruppo Misto counselors look for an alternative solution. G25A spokesman Gasparinetti: “Humanity has prevailed” By Antonella Gasparini 14 May 2019 She’ll be able to celebrate her 94th birthday at home on this coming June 4th, the senior from Castello being “evicted from her … More At Castello solidarity wins, and the eviction of a 94 year old is suspended

The fight over sludge: open conflict over the future of the Lagoon of Venice

Ministry inspectors visit the Port Authority to seize documents regarding projects for new excavation. Boato: “We say no to sandbars made with polluted sediment” By Alberto Vitucci 29 Aprile 2019 VENEZIA. Inspectors from the Ministry of Environment have visited the Port Authority. They came several weeks ago, and took papers and documentation relative to the … More The fight over sludge: open conflict over the future of the Lagoon of Venice

MoSE: valves don’t hold water – a thousand parts to check and replace

New trouble for the massive project. After the encrustations and the holes in the tubes, an emergency for parts of the system. By Alberto Vitucci 8 May 2019 VENEZIA. A thousand valves to verify, perhaps to replace. They’re leaking water and showing “fissures”, as it’s called by the engineers. MoSE’s troubles never end. The most … More MoSE: valves don’t hold water – a thousand parts to check and replace

Easter in Venice, the assault of 100 thousand tourists

Easter Day was full of sun and packed calli. There were closed parking lots , traffic jams, and canal diving at night By Vera Mantengoli,  21 April 2019 VENEZIA. On Easter Day Venice withstood an assault of almost 100 thousand people. This is the estimate given by local police commander Marco Agostini: “We closed the … More Easter in Venice, the assault of 100 thousand tourists