A walk in Venice, pt. 2: it’s a small world after all

“Too much, too many people, too much” – Grandmaster Flash, “The Message” [Ed. Note: This is a second personal reflection about the state of Venice – as I’ve seen it during my visit here. Unlike most of what appears on the site it is purely my opinion.] I remember the first time it dawned on … More A walk in Venice, pt. 2: it’s a small world after all

Riva Schiavoni invaded by stalls and tents. Venice is a big bazaar.

The growth in mobile kiosks hasn’t stopped, adding another three stalls in front of San Marco. Commission President Pelligrini: “We have established rules, but they are not applied” By Alberto Vitucci 7 Oct. 2019 VENEZIA. The line of stalls seems to have no end. And, in some cases it blocks the view of the beauty … More Riva Schiavoni invaded by stalls and tents. Venice is a big bazaar.

A walk in Venice, finding change, loss and hope. A personal reflection.

2 October 2019, Venezia I’ve just walked around some of Venice for the first time in over a year and a half. If you’ve been here before (and if you’re reading this there is a good chance you have), but not in some years, I can tell you the transformation of the city is very … More A walk in Venice, finding change, loss and hope. A personal reflection.

Vote on Referendum will be held 1 December

The Regional administration’s decision surprises the promoters. It will be necessary to reach a quorum of 50% plus 1 By Alberto Vitucci 27 September 2019 The referendum for administrative autonomy for Venice and Mestre will take place on 1 December. This was the decision of the Regional government led by Luca Zaia. The announcement was … More Vote on Referendum will be held 1 December

Impossible Rents in Venice. Gruppo 25 Aprile: “8 new tourist beds a day”

19 September 2019 Looking for a home to rent in Venice is becoming an almost impossible undertaking. Two new Regional laws are entering the context of this critical problem, recognized by everyone. The laws which are coming into effect are: No. 23 of 19 June 2019, which spells out “Rules regarding tourist lodgings”, and whose … More Impossible Rents in Venice. Gruppo 25 Aprile: “8 new tourist beds a day”

Referendum on division of Venice and Mestre into two autonomous Municipalities ruled legitimate

The Council of State has declared the referendum legitimate, reversing the decision by the Veneto TAR of 14 August 2018. The Movement for Autonomy: “The consultation will be set by Zaia for December” 18 September 2019 The Council of State has declared that the referendum on the division of Venice and Mestre into two autonomous … More Referendum on division of Venice and Mestre into two autonomous Municipalities ruled legitimate

In Venice, restaurants and bars replace closed banks

The Municipality: enough already. But the face of the city continues to change. 11 September 2019 VENEZIA. The face of the city continues to change at what seems to be an overwhelming pace. Hotels, stores selling merchandise for 1 Euro, and restaurants are the major activities that now characterize the city. For resident in the … More In Venice, restaurants and bars replace closed banks