Silvestro, the historic haberdashery of via Garibaldi, will not close. The story of a beautiful gesture.

6 January 2020 Like a Christmas gift, Silvestro has not closed. A bit of good news that had already come to the citizens of the area in December: the business, primary for residents and Venetians, has been “saved”. Silvestro, the historic haberdashery of via Garibaldi, of the sestiere of Castello, and of all Venice, appeared … More Silvestro, the historic haberdashery of via Garibaldi, will not close. The story of a beautiful gesture.

Mestre, an appeal to the Quirinale, Government and Municipality: “Save the Antica Posta”

Committees are asking for the restoration of the ruin in Piazza XXVII Ottobre: “A piece of history useful for revitalization” 29 December 2019 By Mitia Chiarin MESTRE. An appeal to President of the Republic Mattarella, Prime Minister Conte, the Minister of Cultural Heritage Franceschini and to Mayor Brugnaro. And more than 600 signatures gathered on … More Mestre, an appeal to the Quirinale, Government and Municipality: “Save the Antica Posta”

Martini on 2019: “Only tourism, rent, and beds are growing”

The President of the Municipality of Venice, Giovanni Andrea Martini, who is a candidate for Mayor in the 2020 election, offers some thoughts on 2019 and the results of the Brugnaro Administration’s policies. 31 December 2019 “This is an administration that has aggravated the fundamental problems and has created new ones”. The judgement of Giovanni … More Martini on 2019: “Only tourism, rent, and beds are growing”

Cement, hinges and valves: so much trouble for MoSE, still too dangerous to use

Poor or corroding materials; bricks are being considered. Salt water is always at the heart of the serious problems: an urgent meeting between the Consorzio, Provveditorato and Soprointendenza. By Alberto Vitucci 26 December 2019 VENEZIA. The reinforced concrete cannot stand up to salt water. This is the most recent discovery by MoSE technicians, which throws … More Cement, hinges and valves: so much trouble for MoSE, still too dangerous to use

The Santa Teresa nursery school is evicted by the acqua granda, and the children write to Babbo Natale

Restoration work is anticipated, the students will go to Diego Valeri until June. “All our toys and projects are still in the school” [Ed. Note: the children’s letter reads “Dear Babbo Natale, we are the children of the S. Teresa school and we really want to go back to our school. That’s where all our … More The Santa Teresa nursery school is evicted by the acqua granda, and the children write to Babbo Natale

Venice hotel owners: “Dear tourists, come back to Venice”

According to AVA President Bonacini: The acqua granda of 12 November lasted an hour and a half but it has caused reservations to collapse. 20 December 2019 VENEZIA. Hotels owners are saying “come back to Venice, there is no emergency”. There has been a flood of cancellations for the beginning of 2020, and for New … More Venice hotel owners: “Dear tourists, come back to Venice”

Basilica di San Marco: 5 million in damage and a new emergency on the cupolas

Damage from the acqua granda. The first procurator of San Marco, Carlo Alberto Tesserin is concerned: “The lead sheets that cover the cupolas risk detaching” By Enrico Tantucci 12 December 2019 VENEZIA. The Basilica of San Marco is taking account of the damages after the disastrous acqua alta, already reaching 5 million euros. New and … More Basilica di San Marco: 5 million in damage and a new emergency on the cupolas