Special Report: Veniceland and no end in sight

[Ed. Note: I’d like to thank writer and journalist Petra Reski for this in depth report, and for her permission to share it here in English translation.] Veniceland and no end in sight 7 August 2018 CRITICAL MASS Cities such as Venice, Barcelona and Dubrovnik can no longer withstand the assault of tourists – normal … More Special Report: Veniceland and no end in sight

Everyone to the Fish Market: a Veneziamiofuturo initiative to support the Rialto Fish Market

Veneziamiofuturo launches campaign to bring Venetians back to the fish stands. The PD calls for organizing a meeting with the Administration: “We will protect the history of the city” #PescariaRialto is the hashtag being used by residents to invite people to support the businesses of the Venice Fish Market. It’s an initiative aimed at revitalizing, … More Everyone to the Fish Market: a Veneziamiofuturo initiative to support the Rialto Fish Market

Venice fish market at risk of closure “If we don’t get help we cannot make it”

At Rialto where once were 18 fish vendor stands there are now half of that. Two are for sale for 40 thousand Euro, including equipment. By Vera Mantengoli VENEZIA. The gonfalone of the Rialto Fish Market, created in 2011 to say no to moving the market to Fusina, has been stolen. Someone in the night … More Venice fish market at risk of closure “If we don’t get help we cannot make it”

Elderly woman with a sick son to be evicted to make way for tourist rental – but Venetian citizens block the way

Citizens mobilize to stop the process from being executed. Bottoni (Tenants’ Union): “A devastating situation, and not the only one” By Roberta Rossi VENEZIA. This morning the police were called to Celestia to support Judicial Officials who were there to remove a 74 year old widow from her home, in which she had lived for … More Elderly woman with a sick son to be evicted to make way for tourist rental – but Venetian citizens block the way

Murano: “Conflicts of interest, more hotels – workers and businesses pay”

“After the meeting a year and half ago nothing has happened, if not the closure of kilns with the intent of converting them in to tourist lodgings, or other businesses not related to the island of glass.” By Antonella Gasparini “The situation at Murano is ever more alarming. Kilns closing, “For Sale” signs and a … More Murano: “Conflicts of interest, more hotels – workers and businesses pay”

Record sales of second homes in Venice; property increasingly in the hands of tourists

Data from the first half of the year from real estate monitor Nomisma: only one contract in ten is for residents. By Enrico Tantucci VENEZIA. Venice is becoming less and less a city for residents and increasingly a place of short stays for tourists or of vacations for the owners – often foreigners – of … More Record sales of second homes in Venice; property increasingly in the hands of tourists