The local, national and global political context of the 2020 Venice elections

The local, national and global context of the 2020 Venice elections The results of this week’s elections in Venice, the Veneto Region and in other regions and cities in Italy were strongly influenced by the local and national political contexts that have evolved over recent decades, and likewise had an impact at a global level. … More The local, national and global political context of the 2020 Venice elections

Brugnaro at the end of the line – a look back on the eve of the election

We put the Mayor of Venice’s work in the past five years under the lens, starting with some of the election campaign promises made in 2015 when, unknown as a politician but well-known as a skilled businessman, he entered the field with a dominating and costly campaign. By Enzo Bon 19 September 2020 Finish the … More Brugnaro at the end of the line – a look back on the eve of the election

In Venice mass tourism also monopolizes the elections

At the regata storica at Venezia, 6 September 2020. (Lucia Buricelli) ———————————————————————————————————- In Venice mass tourism also monopolizes the elections By Francesco Erbani, journalist September 7, 2020 Under the veiled sun of late summer, on the waterfront of the Lido di Venezia even the opaque fuchsia of the impatiens seems to shine, a plant that … More In Venice mass tourism also monopolizes the elections

MoSE will be raised for tides over 130cm

Special Commissioner for MoSE Elisibetta Spitz specifies the first threshold in the quarterly report on the work’s progress. 9 September 2020 VENEZIA. The safeguard threshold has been set at +130 cm with respect to Punta della Salute, over which would trigger raising the MoSE barriers to protect Venice from acqua alta. This action will protect … More MoSE will be raised for tides over 130cm

The “Control Room” for MoSE is not ready – work is delayed six months

Dams are being controlled by the old room from 2012, with radio links provided by military engineers. The wrong plates and now unavailable micropiles cause delays. 3 September 2020 By Alberto Vitucci The “Control Room” for MoSE is not ready. Completion of the work is delayed six months. And in the absence of the large … More The “Control Room” for MoSE is not ready – work is delayed six months

The conquest of Ca’ Farsetti – who is running, how the vote works

The center-right united around Brugnaro seeks re-election. Meanwhile Baretta is trying to take the Mayor to a runoff, in the hope that in the event of a second vote M5S, Gasparinetti and Martini will support him. By Marco Michieli                         2 September 2020 On Sunday, 20 December (from 7:00 to 23:00) and Monday, 21 September (from … More The conquest of Ca’ Farsetti – who is running, how the vote works

Venice 1904: The Impiraresse (Women Bead Workers) Go on Strike

By Anna Bellavitis The old industry of glass beads – the ‘conterie’ – primarily developed starting with the modern age, as the colored beads were used as trading tokens in the African markets. The beads were manufactured by cutting light perforated glass rods into very small tubes, or by heating with an oil lamp and … More Venice 1904: The Impiraresse (Women Bead Workers) Go on Strike

Venezia. MoSE is leaking: the joints aren’t holding. A new emergency discovered by the subs.

Water is infiltrating in the parts that join the caissons, bolts are rusted. And the “jack-up” cannot sail. “The companies will pay” 27 August 2020 By Alberto Vitucci VENEZIA. Water inside the caissons, rusted bolts, and joints that cannot hold the water pressure: Mose’s problems are growing, even after the inauguration and the announcements of … More Venezia. MoSE is leaking: the joints aren’t holding. A new emergency discovered by the subs.