Draft of the new government decree: all movement is “limited based on needs” for work and family. Gyms, pools, spas, museums, cinemas, theaters and ski resorts will be closed. Shopping centers open only from Monday to Friday. The drastic measures go into effect from Sunday March 8 until April 3. March 7 2020 ROME. In … More Coronavirus Decree: 14 “red zone” provinces include Venice, Padua, Treviso and all of Lombardia – closures and restrictions ordered
When the virus emergency ends, will tourism still be the city’s only economic engine? The emptiness of recent days has given the city back to its residents. Isn’t this what many of us Veneziani want when we feel suffocated by the hordes of tourists? Sure, but when the crisis is over the void of these … More Coronavirus. The crisis that can save Venice
[Ed. Note: this post is a grouping of three stories – the numbers of the outbreak, the effect on tourism in Venice and a new political angle] Coronavirus: 133 cases in Veneto, but 69 don’t have symptoms The most recent update bulletin from 6:30 this morning: there are 29 recovering, of which 8 are in … More Updates on Coronavirus in Venice and Veneto
Coronavirus: new ordinance announced by Governor Luca Zaia minutes ago. Here are the essential points. (Ordinance signed by both Minister Speranza and President Zaia). 23 Feb. 2020 In the entire Veneto region: “Events already in progress will go until completion to avoid problems of public order. After today’s last event clears out, there will be … More Coronavirus in Veneto: Carnevale di Venezia is over. All forms of gathering banned from today.
Author: Orazio Alberti, OCIO, Independent Observatory on Housing in Venice 4 February 2020 This article is an extract of a more detailed study that can be read at this link (in Italian). The material that we present here takes its cue from the “Walk to reclaim housing” promoted by OCIO, which took place in Castello … More ATER Venezia: the abandonment of public housing in the Historic City, 2011 – 2018
20 Feb. 2020 In recent years the exponential growth of mass tourism in Venice, a city of limited dimensions and small scale streets, has brought about a series of negative “collateral effects”, compromising the livability of the city and leaving residents impatient with a situation that is decidedly antithetical to the concept of sustainable tourism. … More Authorized Venice tourist guides: “Sustainable tourism is possible”
The CDM clears the way for a further disbursement of 84,047,295 Euro to go directly for relief and assistance to the population. 14 February 2020 VENEZIA. “The Council of Ministers has released 84 million Euro for Venice. We are ready to distribute the first 6,916 reimbursements between individuals and businesses, in addition to another 37 … More 84 million Euro to Venice for acqua granda damage restoration