Work to protect the Basilica di San Marco is stopped again. Contractors: “They have never paid us”

Further delays in the “urgent” interventions to protect the Basilica. The contractual advance of 700 thousand Euro has never been paid, and the contractors have announced a halt to the work By Alberto Vitucci 25 November 2021 VENEZIA. The Superintendent’s office is not paying. And this time the work is really stopping. With an email … More Work to protect the Basilica di San Marco is stopped again. Contractors: “They have never paid us”

Veneto Region allocates 3 million Euro in non-repayable funds to save the master glassmakers of Murano

The Region approves an emergency measure to support the artistic glass manufacturing businesses of Murano, which are suffering from the drastic increase in the cost of natural gas. Councilor Marcato: “A rapid response to their request, for us it was an obligation” 19 November 2021 VENEZIA. “We have made an extraordinary effort at the end … More Veneto Region allocates 3 million Euro in non-repayable funds to save the master glassmakers of Murano

Boating Associations Protest against Boat Waves in Venice

The protest was organized by sailing and rowing associations that are calling for regulations to protect the buildings and avoid navigation risks for small boats. 18 November 2021 VENICE. On Saturday morning, November 19 there will be a demonstration in Venice against the waves from motor boats, a significant problem for the buildings and for … More Boating Associations Protest against Boat Waves in Venice

Rialto Market: public assembly Friday on the future of Pescheria and Tribunale – a project for renewal or more speculation in the heart of Venice?

On Friday there will be a public assembly under the Loggia delle Pescherie, called by the Municipality of Venice in concert with Progetto Rialto and the market operators, who are asking for a redevelopment project. The Tribunale building will also soon be empty, raising the specter of tourism speculation placing another public landmark in the … More Rialto Market: public assembly Friday on the future of Pescheria and Tribunale – a project for renewal or more speculation in the heart of Venice?

At Murano the bill for gas at glass factory has quadrupled – from 39k to 170k Euro a month

The Effetre furnace received the bill for gas supply yesterday: “On Friday I will close ten furnaces, I can’t go on like this” By Vera Mantengoli 10 November 2021 MURANO. The feared bill has arrived and it is chilling. The increase in the cost of gas for the furnaces is over four times greater than … More At Murano the bill for gas at glass factory has quadrupled – from 39k to 170k Euro a month

MoSE barriers at Malamocco are raised late. Engineer D’Alpaos sounds the alarm: “It is not time to experiment”

The professor: “Verify the effects of the maneuver before experimenting. The central lagoon is at risk of disappearing” By Alberto Vitucci 4 November 2021 VENEZIA “Again there was experimentation at Malamocco. That part of the MoSE barrier closed later than those at Lido and Chioggia. But the scientific world wants to know: have they first … More MoSE barriers at Malamocco are raised late. Engineer D’Alpaos sounds the alarm: “It is not time to experiment”

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