MoSE and the sick joke of Coronavirus: Venice is dry but the stores are empty

After almost thirty years, with the dams raised, Venetians imagined a definitive return to normality, without acqua alta. Instead, the pandemic has again upended daily life. By Francesco Gottardi 4 December 2020 VENEZIA. Venice stayed dry, or almost. Only the frozen rain and a strong wind hit the city of water on Wednesday morning: for … More MoSE and the sick joke of Coronavirus: Venice is dry but the stores are empty

Venice? Here! A View from the Sestiere, by Giovanni Leone

Venice? Here! 30 November 2020 By Giovanni Leone VENICE. I write as an inhabitant of Venice, but also as President of the Social Promotion Association Do.VE (Dorsoduro Venezia), which is made up of shopkeepers (not only of glass objects or other items for tourists but starting from those in the neighborhood such as the baker, … More Venice? Here! A View from the Sestiere, by Giovanni Leone

The “portale in saor”: Venetian artisans launch e-commerce portal on the web

New web e-commerce portal eBotteghe is launched for Venetian producers. The city is empty, but on 4 December there will be the tree lighting and other initiatives. The commissioner to the deputies: “We are building projects with the artisans. Support us.” By Antonella Gasparini 27 November 2020 One can breathe more of the Christmas atmosphere  … More The “portale in saor”: Venetian artisans launch e-commerce portal on the web

Superintendent sounds alarm about MoSE: “The wear is serious”

Zincone: “Tubes and mechanical parts present very serious service life problems”. Work for the new Authority. Question swirl around who will lead the new Authority that will control MoSE. 17 November 2020 By Alberto Vitucci VENEZIA. “The wear on MoSE is more concerning than predicted”. So says the Superintendent of Public Works, Cinzia Zincone. In … More Superintendent sounds alarm about MoSE: “The wear is serious”

All Commissions go to the majority – controversy in the Venice City Council

Martini: “The weakening of the only commission granted to the minority is a serious matter, and shows the intention to reduce the spaces of democracy in the city.” By Alberto Vitucci 10 November 2020 VENICE. Amendments blocked – and only one commission granted to the opposition, but stripped of almost all of its functions. It … More All Commissions go to the majority – controversy in the Venice City Council

Virus and high rents, Venetian artisans cry for help: “We cannot go on this way”

De Checchi: “The City must intervene decisively”. Chairman Costalonga: “Ready to open a roundtable” By Vera Mantengoli 28 October 2020 VENEZIA. Coronavirus and high rents are for Confartigianato (the artisan’s association) a lethal mix, delivering the final blow to Venice. The script is always this: zero tourists, employees with no future, owners who don’t lower … More Virus and high rents, Venetian artisans cry for help: “We cannot go on this way”

SerenDPT, creating a future economy for Venice

Venice tech developer SerenDPT aims to provide an alternative to Venice’s unsustainable economic dependence on tourism, thrown into crisis by Covid, by creating a high-tech economy – made in Venice, by Venetians – that can be a sustainable alternative and model for the city and beyond. By Paul Rosenberg                       October 29, 2020 Take the #2 … More SerenDPT, creating a future economy for Venice

Basilica di San Marco, plain glass barriers against acqua alta approved

“The glass is a temporary project”. Work to begin within 30 days. By Alberto Vitucci 23 October 2020 VENEZIA The projects to defend San Marco are restarting. After months of stop and controversy, finally a decision: the “Boeri variation”, which Commissioner Spitz supported, will be withdrawn. Work will restart with the design already approved by … More Basilica di San Marco, plain glass barriers against acqua alta approved

MoSE will not save San Marco: “The Basilica has never been in danger like now”

The head Procurator of San Marco, Carlo Alberto Tesserin speaks: “We cannot pretend that the problems are solved by the dams” [Ed. Note: Yesterday the tide rose high enough (over 130 cm) again to activate MoSE – and once again, it worked, and the city stayed dry. For the Basilica of San Marco however, which … More MoSE will not save San Marco: “The Basilica has never been in danger like now”

Venice, for the first time MoSE is raised against high water and succeeds in blocking the tide

The system of 78 mobile dams was activated at 8:35 on Saturday, and the operation was completed in 1 hour 17 min. The water level was contained at 70 – 75 cm at Punta Salute compared to 120 in open sea. Piazza San Marco and the Basilica remained dry as the city celebrated an “historic … More Venice, for the first time MoSE is raised against high water and succeeds in blocking the tide