MoSE, the first tests in rough seas, the dams at Chioggia are raised successfully

Technicians are satisfied. Winds at 12 meters per second, waves 1 meter high. The problem of maintenance remains 1 April 2020 By Alberto Vitucci Wind speed at 12 meters per second, waves 1 meter high. The first test of MoSE in rough sea conditions was conducted yesterday morning at Chioggia. Half of the barriers, nine … More MoSE, the first tests in rough seas, the dams at Chioggia are raised successfully

Red zones, self-certifications and everyone at home. The same prohibitions as in the time of the plague.

Historians Calabi, Molà and Svalduz find a parallel in the account by notary Benedetti di Rialto, published in 1577 31 March, 2020 VENEZIA They love delving into the memories of the city, in search of the fragments that are hiding amongst the shelves of books, documents and manuscripts. After the discovery of the manuscript signed … More Red zones, self-certifications and everyone at home. The same prohibitions as in the time of the plague.

Beyond the coronavirus – Brugnaro: “after this emergency we will have to change our model of development based on tourism.”

The city  was first invaded by tourists, then by the acqua granda, and is now spectrally deserted: how will it be afterwards? [Ed. Note: the following is the first entry in a new series running in La Nuova Venezia, soliciting ideas on Venice’s future after the epidemic. After the introduction is one of the first … More Beyond the coronavirus – Brugnaro: “after this emergency we will have to change our model of development based on tourism.”

Venice: the Vera da Pozzo painted by Canaletto and Guardi is found

After 180 years, at San Francesco della Vigna a small jewel of the city reemerges. [Ed. Note: this story is about a little piece of unexpected good – the re-discovery of this piece the city’s history – coming out of a complicated and controversial story, that of the recent sale of this area, the ex-Gasometri, … More Venice: the Vera da Pozzo painted by Canaletto and Guardi is found

Brugnaro and Covid-19. He speaks when he shouldn’t and when he should he doesn’t speak

While President Zaia and other mayors in Veneto are tirelessly working on organization and communication, the citizens of Venice lack authoritative leadership in a delicate moment. By Enzo Bon       18 March 2020 There is a wonderful and tragic sound of silence in Venice, in these days of the Coronavirus; a sound which, at least for … More Brugnaro and Covid-19. He speaks when he shouldn’t and when he should he doesn’t speak

Protective plates for the Basilica in Venice. Superintendent gives the OK

The project is now awaiting the go ahead from the Cultural Heritage Committee. But there is an alternative plan to isolate the entire plaza from the tides. By Alberto Vitucci March 10, 2020 VENICE. A project to protect the Basilica is on the Minister of Cultural Heritage’s desk. The Superintendent has given a favorable opinion … More Protective plates for the Basilica in Venice. Superintendent gives the OK

Coronavirus emergency: All of Italy is now a “protected zone”. Conte: “Time has run out. All gatherings must stop”

Prime Minister Conte holds a press conference this evening: from midnight the provisions announced yesterday for Lombardia and 14 provinces will be extended to the entire peninsula. No sports events until April 3. By Gianluca Anoè 9 March 2020 All of Italy is becoming a protected zone. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced the drastic measures … More Coronavirus emergency: All of Italy is now a “protected zone”. Conte: “Time has run out. All gatherings must stop”