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

Brugnaro, his basketball team’s farm land, and the “variance” from the city 10 days later.

As reported by Domani, the issue is 4 and half hectares nearby the stadium where the Mayor of Venice’s basketball team plays: purchased on 3 December, it became zoned for development on 13 December of the same year. The Mayor was absent and did not vote, but Barbara Casarin did vote in favor – she … More Brugnaro, his basketball team’s farm land, and the “variance” from the city 10 days later.

Phase one of San Marco flood barrier underway: soil and archaeological analysis come first

The paving stones (masegni) will be removed in order to inspect the underlying soil in front of the Basilica. Work is projected to last four months, with delays by acqua alte an unknown. The first work site has opened. By Alberto Vitucci 25 August 2021 VENEZIA. The barriers have been installed and work sites are … More Phase one of San Marco flood barrier underway: soil and archaeological analysis come first

Farewell San Marco, the first cruise ship docks at Marghera

The dock at Fusina is used for one of the most luxurious cruise ships in the world. Passengers are bused to and from Marittima   By Mitia Chiarin and Lorenzo Porcile 2 September 2021   VENEZIA. The first cruise ship moored at the temporary docks at the RO.RO terminal in Fusina, the afternoon of Thursday, … More Farewell San Marco, the first cruise ship docks at Marghera

Photos of a scandal: the Basilica of San Marco is under water physically and financially

Columns corroded by salt, a project halted for four years while the salt corrodes the mosaics and eats away the walls of one of the most beautiful churches in the world. Meanwhile the Basilica’s finances are in equally serious condition. By Vera Mantengoli and Enrico Tantucci 11 August 2021 [Ed. Note: I know this blog … More Photos of a scandal: the Basilica of San Marco is under water physically and financially

Flashmob by Gruppo 25 Aprile: “SOS Venezia” on white sheets across the city

Flashmob today by activists from the group in symbolic locations of the economic and political institutions: City, Region, former Magistrate of Waters, the ex gasometri and viale San Marco. “A response to yet another postponed decision by UNESCO, which seems to focus only on cruise ships, while there are many more unresolved problems” 22 July … More Flashmob by Gruppo 25 Aprile: “SOS Venezia” on white sheets across the city

SOS VENEZIA

[Ed. Note: what follows is the Press Release for the SOS Venezia campaign just launched by a group of Venetian associations.] SOS VENEZIA Venezia, 16 July 2021 SOS Venezia is the appeal we are launching today, 16 July, to coincide with the opening of the session of the World Heritage Committee. The agenda for this … More SOS VENEZIA

Protest against the G20 in Venice: police charge on demonstrators

10 July 2021 By the Editorial Staff Demonstrators against the G20 in Venice: about a thousand people gathered in the area of Zattere, for the demonstration organized against the G20 Economic Summit underway at Arsenale. There were many banners being shown by those who had joined in the protest, such as “Oms, how many deaths … More Protest against the G20 in Venice: police charge on demonstrators

Sea level rise, alarm in Venice: “We’ll have tides over 80 cm every day”

Concerns over the IPCC report. Engineer Rusconi: the continual raising of MoSE will have consequences for the Port By Alberto Vitucci 9 July 2021 VENEZIA. Sea level rise that ranges from 43 centimeters to 84 centimeters by the year 2100, to which will be added more centimeters due to subsidence, that is, the lowering of … More Sea level rise, alarm in Venice: “We’ll have tides over 80 cm every day”