“Gates and a stop on kebab shops are not enough”

Prof. Van Der Borg (Ca’ Foscari): a new algorithm to calculate the sustainable limit for daily visitors By Enrico Tantucci Sustainable Venice: there are new numbers for the limits of tourist visits. These will be presented tomorrow at Ca’Foscari, at the Campus of Economy at San Giobbe, in a new study of the so-called “carrying … More “Gates and a stop on kebab shops are not enough”

Hostels, not Housing: Brugnaro’s vision for Venice

Housing? No. In a recent commission meeting, while discussing the system of managing the flow of tourists that was introduced over the May 1 holiday and brought out again on the weekend of June 2, Mayor Luigi Brugnaro offered his assessment of the depopulation in Venice: there is no flight of residents from the city … More Hostels, not Housing: Brugnaro’s vision for Venice

“Mass tourism exploits and destroys the urban fabric”

(Gruppo 25 Aprile spokesman Marco Gasparinetti being interviewed for “Architectures of Refusal”) The mass tourism problem exists, and has “a destructive impact” on cities. This is particularly true in the most visited destinations, and is even further amplified in the fragile equilibrium of the lagoon. By Eugenio Pendolini The mass tourism problem exists, and has … More “Mass tourism exploits and destroys the urban fabric”

Venice is the world capital of overcrowding

A study by Airbnb shows it beats Barcelona, Amsterdam and Bangkok: 73.8 370 visitors for each resident By Roberta Rossi Venice. “Venice is the world capital of mass tourism: it beats Barcelona, Amsterdam and Bangkok”. Now even Airbnb has “discovered” that Venice is being suffocated by too many tourists: the world’s largest platform for online … More Venice is the world capital of overcrowding

“Venice Wants to Live” Flashmob at the Biennale

Demonstration by Gruppo 25 Aprile, Italia Nostra and Forum Futuro Arsenale: “There is a disconnect between the world of the international exhibition and our city” By Eugenio Pendolini Many visitors were intrigued by the banners of Venetian associations that had just appeared at the Biennale. As they waited in line for tickets there were those … More “Venice Wants to Live” Flashmob at the Biennale