Anger over a process that should have involved associations and citizens. By Vera Mantengoli, 12 January 2019 VENEZIA. Regarding the subject of UNESCO: yesterday afternoon MIBAC Minister Alberto Bonisoli made reference to the report sent to UNESCO by the City of Venice. It’s a report that nobody has ever seen, staring with the city council. … More City of Venice sent report to UNESCO without showing it to anyone. Italia Nostra to receive documents Jan. 20 if City complies with appeal.
The area where the Gran Turismo launches dock shows clear signs of damage: broken Istrian stone and sinking masegni. “Who will pay for the damage caused by the traffic?” By Alberto Vitucci 10 January 2019 The photograph, sent in by a reader, is worth more than a thousand words. It documents the serious deterioration of … More Motorboat waves, collapses and damage – parts of Riva Schiavoni cordoned off
Data show that for the first time in history there were two “exceptional” high levels in the same day, on 29 October. The annual average level (35 cm) is the fourth highest ever. 2018 was a challenging year for high waters, and not only because of the number of events recorded. It’s hard to forget … More A record year for acqua alta in Venice: high water events doubled compared to 2017
30 December 2018 VENICE. The entrance ‘ticket’ to visit Venice is now a reality, thanks to the Budget Law passed in the Italian Camera. The new law allows, in clause 1129, the possibility of collecting a fee – between 2.5 and 5 Euro – from those who reach “the ancient city via any means of … More Starting today Venice has an entrance ticket of up to 10 Euro
The Mayor in Council: “If they have a positive impact we’ll bring in more”. But there are at least ten of them on the horizon. By Mitia Chiarin 21 December 2018 MESTRE. “We take responsibility for having authorized four hotels near the Mestre Station. And if they have a positive impact, we’ll bring in more: … More Mestre Station, Stadium, Airport and Marghera: ten hotels on the way
Italia Nostra calls the decision “illegitimate”. But the Port is moving forward. The Ministry of the Environment also acts. By Alberto Vitucci A kilometer of iron pilings. Bluffs and reinforcing stones configured as a storage pond to hold the excavated sludge. And the dragging of the great canal of Malamocco Marghera, called dei Petroli, to … More Italia Nostra appeals decision allowing excavation of Canale dei Petroli
Speculation about the sale of the famous Gothic palazzo in Cannaregio resurfaces. The Mother Superior will decide. The Patriarchate has said “no” to its priority on the sale. By Alberto Vitucci 11 December 2018 VENEZIA. The preschool where generations of Venetians grew up has been closed for a year. Only eight nuns remain. Meanwhile the … More With no preschool and few nuns the convent will become a hotel