Poveglia, La Vida, Palazzo da Mula and Other Jewels. Declaration in Defense of Public Properties.

Statement signed by: Gruppo 25 Aprile, Collettivo Ca’ Bembo Liberata, Comitato Ambientalista Altro Lido, “Comitato” Gasometri, Comitato S.Anna, Generazione 90, Italia Nostra, Poveglia per Tutti, Venessia.com, Venezia Cambia, Vida. Charter for Public and Collective Heritage. A City at Risk The fact that our city is at risk is certainly nothing new; there is even a … More Poveglia, La Vida, Palazzo da Mula and Other Jewels. Declaration in Defense of Public Properties.

Brugnaro halfway into his term: Gruppo 25 Aprile evaluates the population trends since June 2015

(Ed. note: the man on the left in this picture is Mayor Brugnaro, in costume for the opening of Carnevale. The headline says: Chaos at Carnevale, Brugnaro says “Go to the countryside”. The tag line quotes him as saying “I did not see any confusion, anyone who doesn’t like the crowd doesn’t want to have … More Brugnaro halfway into his term: Gruppo 25 Aprile evaluates the population trends since June 2015

Brugnaro and the basketball stadium – “Conflict of interest in Venice”

Purchased in 2006, these 44 hectares were State property. The Mayor purchased them at a cost of 5 million. “I will not do anything in this area”, he promised, speaking of his holdings. Now he is pushing for the construction of a sports stadium, putting on a show in Council between tears and trophies. By … More Brugnaro and the basketball stadium – “Conflict of interest in Venice”

First G25A Call for Applications a Success. Group also celebrates reaching 2,000 members

PRESS RELEASE VENICE, 5 February 2018 A great success for the first call for applications launched, as an experiment, by gruppo25aprile via their operations branch (the 25Aprile Association) with the goal of providing concrete help to someone who wants to remain in or return to Venice, but who has to fight with their bare hands … More First G25A Call for Applications a Success. Group also celebrates reaching 2,000 members

Limit of 20k in Piazza San Marco for Volo dell’Angelo. Prefect Boffi: “We need to rethink Carnevale and discourage day-visitors”

By Alberto Vitucci VENEZIA. “This is not working”. The Prefect Carlo Boffi has just participated in the inauguration of the San Marco mosaics. A long meeting for two, with the Patriarch Moraglia at the door of the Basilica has ended. He responds dryly to the question as to whether the first Saturday of Carnevale passed … More Limit of 20k in Piazza San Marco for Volo dell’Angelo. Prefect Boffi: “We need to rethink Carnevale and discourage day-visitors”

Residents: Prisoners in our own city. Tourists: Venice for Carnevale? Never again!

VENICE Jan. 28, 2018 The echoes of protest continue over the hardships brought on by the inauguration of Carnevale in Canareggio. For 11,000 people it was a dream show, with lights and colors reflecting on the water. For many thousands of others it became a late afternoon decidedly worth forgetting, with tourists declaring that they … More Residents: Prisoners in our own city. Tourists: Venice for Carnevale? Never again!

Venice Carnival Confusion? Keep Calm and Consult G25A! Survival Kit Part 2

Carnival Survival Kit, Chapter 2: Eating in Venice The law of supply and demand applies to all tourist hotspots, and not only to Venice. If you want to get food while sitting close to the Grand Canal or with a view on Piazza San Marco, you should not expect to spend less than in Piazza Navona … More Venice Carnival Confusion? Keep Calm and Consult G25A! Survival Kit Part 2