International Summer School announced for Padua and Venice

[Ed. Note: I’m happy to help announce another excellent initiative connected to Progetto Rialto. This is open to international students – the brochure is linked below, so please share if you know anyone who might be interested.] MARKET SPACES, PRODUCTION SITES AND SOUND LANDSCAPE OF EUROPEAN CITIES from History to Regeneration The program offers a … More International Summer School announced for Padua and Venice

Venice and tourism: a cold shower for the “restart”, with Italy blocking arrivals from outside the EU

With 51% of its annual tourists unable to travel to Italy, Venice can no longer support itself on only “local” tourism – nor only European tourism. 3 July 2020 By Nino Baldan For a Venice that lives on tourism, the opening of regional and national borders has not been enough. Reservations remain elusive, the restaurants … More Venice and tourism: a cold shower for the “restart”, with Italy blocking arrivals from outside the EU

MSC Opera crash in Venice –report cites violations on cruise ship as cause

Over 300 pages to explain the reasons for the collision that happened in June 2019 against a riverboat and dock: equipment failure, excessive speed and negligent conduct are behind the avoided tragedy. By Eugenio Pendolini 30 June 2020 VENEZIA. “Once informed that the helmsman’s console was off, the captain should have immediately ordered the helmsman … More MSC Opera crash in Venice –report cites violations on cruise ship as cause

At Murano, an emergency: the “I am Murano” movement

Murano is now an emergency: the “Io sono Murano” movement 26 June, 2020 By Giorgia Pradolin Murano and its glass are in an emergency. The economic crisis on the island began about twenty years ago, with a tourism that became less and less wealthy, and in the aftermath of the coronavirus emergency the stores, the … More At Murano, an emergency: the “I am Murano” movement

Venice. New Garage San Marco, ten stories and 451 parking spaces

The land where it will be built had been sold to Veritas by the City and sold again in 2011 to Garage San Marco at a time of financial trouble. By Enrico Tantucci 18 June 2020 VENEZIA. There was once a municipalized company controlled by the City – Veritas, in trouble at the time, around … More Venice. New Garage San Marco, ten stories and 451 parking spaces

A mega-banner against cruise ships, tourism monoculture and pollution

Saturday in Venice several groups banded together in favor of “a different model for the city” 13 June 2020 Today, Saturday 13 June, the No Grandi Navi group was back on the scene at Zattere, this time with an “extended family” which has also embraced the subjects of housing, the proposed incinerator at Fusina, and … More A mega-banner against cruise ships, tourism monoculture and pollution

Two projects to revive yacht and cruise ship traffic in Venice

VTP plans on investing 11.8 million on five docks in the historic city to accommodate high end craft, and another 66 million to open passage on the Vittorio Emanuele canal to cruise ships. [Ed. Note: some weeks ago we published a story about how the plan to excavate the canale Vittorio Emanuele III to open … More Two projects to revive yacht and cruise ship traffic in Venice

MoSE, serious problems and uncertainties about underwater maintenance

With maintenance years overdue and the work tied up in litigation, Commissioner Spitz writes to the Superintendent and Consorzio commissioners: “When will the contract bid happen?” Appeals to the TAR are set to be heard in October. By Alberto Vitucci 6 June 2020 VENEZIA. “How much time will be needed for the maintenance of the … More MoSE, serious problems and uncertainties about underwater maintenance

“Nothing changes if you change nothing” Two demonstrations bring out crowds of concerned – and distanced – Venetians.

On Monday, June 1 we met at 2 PM in campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo and in campo San Francesco della vigna, forming two human chains converging towards Fondamenta Nuove, respecting health precautions (distancing and masks), two arms that met in a handshake at the fondamenta, near the hospital, an essential public service for the … More “Nothing changes if you change nothing” Two demonstrations bring out crowds of concerned – and distanced – Venetians.

Slow, inclusive and regulated. Will this be the tourism that comes to Venice?

The Venetian partnership SerenDPT will participate in research that will analyze changes and transportation in the cities of art after the pandemic. 28 May 2020 By Vera Mantengoli VENEZIA. Yes to tourism, but we have to recall its impact on residents. After months of closure the fear is that the cities of art will once … More Slow, inclusive and regulated. Will this be the tourism that comes to Venice?