The Onslaught of Tourism in Venice. Hoteliers: “Regulate Short-Term Rentals Immediately”

Claudio Scarpa, director of the Venice Hoteliers Association speaks out on tourist rentals: “The City should open a discussion with all of the city” By Eugenio Pendonlini 4 October 2022 Limit short-term rentals or not? Raffaele Speranzon, the newly elected senator with Fratelli d’Italia, has already spoken his mind about the Pellicani amendment, which empowers … More The Onslaught of Tourism in Venice. Hoteliers: “Regulate Short-Term Rentals Immediately”

Not Dead Yet: Public Transportation and the City of Venice

The Covid 19 pandemic exploded the problems that many, in particular among the ranks of the current majority, have pretended not to see for too long, demonstrating how local public transportation does not respond to the needs of those who utilize the service, whether they be tourists or residents, and furthermore how the employees work … More Not Dead Yet: Public Transportation and the City of Venice

Combatting Boat Waves in Venice: Police Commander Agostini, “Limit the hours for rowed boats in Canal Grande”

Local police Commander Marco Agostini suggests limiting rowed boats to ease traffic, raising a protest in commission against restrictions on residents. By Eugenio Pendolini [Ed. Note: I can certainly personally attest to the size of the waves in Rio Novo, Canal Grande and the Giudecca canal from what I saw recently. Watching people get in … More Combatting Boat Waves in Venice: Police Commander Agostini, “Limit the hours for rowed boats in Canal Grande”

The Tax to Enter Venice. A Messy, Cumbersome, Oppressive Rule

  The Brugnaro administration has presented to the City Council a long-awaited resolution, or “a regulation for the institution of the contributo d’accesso”. The rule is clearly illegal in some aspects, and difficult if not impossible to enforce. By Giuseppe Saccà 20 September 2022 The Brugnaro administration has presented to the City Council a long … More The Tax to Enter Venice. A Messy, Cumbersome, Oppressive Rule

Statement on the Proposed Contributo d’Accesso for Venice

To my readers: This is a statement I submitted to be read at the public assembly about the entry fee (contributo d’accesso) being proposed for Venice, being held today at Rialto. The event is getting underway as I write. I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for your support and readership … More Statement on the Proposed Contributo d’Accesso for Venice

Appeal for a Public Assembly About the Proposed Entrance Fee to Venice

[Ed. Note: I encourage all readers of this site to answer this call to action. This is a major issue and we must speak out too. Let’s add all our names to this letter. Send your name to cflv2016@gmail.com with the heading No Entry Fee to add your voice to this appeal. Share it with … More Appeal for a Public Assembly About the Proposed Entrance Fee to Venice

The Surrender of Venice to a Predatory Tourism Monoculture

Soon we will have a regulation for making money, a Smart Control Room about which we know very little, and no sign of articulated or structured measures for governing the flows of tourists on the horizon. By Sara Arco and Giuseppe Saccà 24 August 2022 Venice is unique, you know. This is why it is … More The Surrender of Venice to a Predatory Tourism Monoculture

Studying in Venice Gets More Expensive. LISC: “Student residences don’t help the city”

The LISC Collective calls on Universities to subsidize rentals in private residences, calling new student housing complexes “an alienating model…that divides students and residents” By Maria Ducoli 17 August 2022 VENICE. There are 2652 students in Venice – 8% of the entire population of the Municipality of Venice, mainland and islands included, but only around … More Studying in Venice Gets More Expensive. LISC: “Student residences don’t help the city”

The Other Face of Tourism: the De-Population of Venice

“If you’re looking for a home [in Venice], at the agencies they ask: are you a resident? If you say yes, they say: I’m sorry we don’t have anything for residents” [This article by Veronica Calienno was originally published in Italian on The Bottom Up magazine.] By Veronica Calienno 19 July 2022 Venice is the … More The Other Face of Tourism: the De-Population of Venice