The City of Venice signs on to Gruppo 25 Aprile’s appeal to regulate Airbnb type rentals

Together with 10 other cities Venice has requested that the EU require platforms that advertise short term rentals on the web to respect local and national laws regarding registration 22 June 2019 Zero tolerance for the out of control spread of Airbnb, tourist room rentals and short term property rentals. This is a sentiment shared … More The City of Venice signs on to Gruppo 25 Aprile’s appeal to regulate Airbnb type rentals

Appeal to the Mayors of Venice and Florence: join call to regulate online rentals

 -Ten European cities have asked Parliament and the new EU Commission to take concrete action in support of their efforts to regulate the uncontrolled proliferation of short term rentals. -Citizens associations in Florence and Venice are asking their Mayors to promptly join the appeal of their European counterparts. [What follows is a press release by … More Appeal to the Mayors of Venice and Florence: join call to regulate online rentals

June 2, day of the cruise ships. A point of no return

It’s worked out ok twice – last Sunday June 2 and July 25 1989, after the Pink Floyd concert on Redentore – let’s not wait for the third time. But nothing can change without reckoning with the economic and environmental costs of the “tourism only” model of development. By Mario Santi 6 June 2019 Two … More June 2, day of the cruise ships. A point of no return

Venice will lose the Bartolomea Capitanio kindergarten. Another model institution closes.

31 May 2019 Another school in Venice is closing. Another symbol of those who measure the city by its residents and its children is lost. Another memory of our childhood will be erased. Another building will be converted to “other activities”. The Bartolomea Capitanio kindergarten, active for over 100 years, will not reopen its doors … More Venice will lose the Bartolomea Capitanio kindergarten. Another model institution closes.

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