We put the Mayor of Venice’s work in the past five years under the lens, starting with some of the election campaign promises made in 2015 when, unknown as a politician but well-known as a skilled businessman, he entered the field with a dominating and costly campaign. By Enzo Bon 19 September 2020 Finish the … More Brugnaro at the end of the line – a look back on the eve of the election
At the regata storica at Venezia, 6 September 2020. (Lucia Buricelli) ———————————————————————————————————- In Venice mass tourism also monopolizes the elections By Francesco Erbani, journalist September 7, 2020 Under the veiled sun of late summer, on the waterfront of the Lido di Venezia even the opaque fuchsia of the impatiens seems to shine, a plant that … More In Venice mass tourism also monopolizes the elections
Special Commissioner for MoSE Elisibetta Spitz specifies the first threshold in the quarterly report on the work’s progress. 9 September 2020 VENEZIA. The safeguard threshold has been set at +130 cm with respect to Punta della Salute, over which would trigger raising the MoSE barriers to protect Venice from acqua alta. This action will protect … More MoSE will be raised for tides over 130cm
Dams are being controlled by the old room from 2012, with radio links provided by military engineers. The wrong plates and now unavailable micropiles cause delays. 3 September 2020 By Alberto Vitucci The “Control Room” for MoSE is not ready. Completion of the work is delayed six months. And in the absence of the large … More The “Control Room” for MoSE is not ready – work is delayed six months
The center-right united around Brugnaro seeks re-election. Meanwhile Baretta is trying to take the Mayor to a runoff, in the hope that in the event of a second vote M5S, Gasparinetti and Martini will support him. By Marco Michieli 2 September 2020 On Sunday, 20 December (from 7:00 to 23:00) and Monday, 21 September (from … More The conquest of Ca’ Farsetti – who is running, how the vote works
By Anna Bellavitis The old industry of glass beads – the ‘conterie’ – primarily developed starting with the modern age, as the colored beads were used as trading tokens in the African markets. The beads were manufactured by cutting light perforated glass rods into very small tubes, or by heating with an oil lamp and … More Venice 1904: The Impiraresse (Women Bead Workers) Go on Strike
The demonstration at Punta della Dogana fits usefully into the electoral climate, because it presents the positions of the economic sectors that have been most penalized by the sudden and drastic reduction in the number of tourists. By Giovanni Leone 28 August 2020 [Ed. Note: on 28 August, Venice Port workers and water transportation drivers … More Venice. The harbor front.
Water is infiltrating in the parts that join the caissons, bolts are rusted. And the “jack-up” cannot sail. “The companies will pay” 27 August 2020 By Alberto Vitucci VENEZIA. Water inside the caissons, rusted bolts, and joints that cannot hold the water pressure: Mose’s problems are growing, even after the inauguration and the announcements of … More Venezia. MoSE is leaking: the joints aren’t holding. A new emergency discovered by the subs.
The organization also criticizes the sale of public buildings by the City without restrictions on type of use. By Enrico Tantucci 24 August 2020 VENEZIA. Stop the exodus and increase the number of residents in Venice, with new policies to facilitate acquiring housing and a job that is outside the tourism sector. Among the fifty … More UNESCO to Venice: stop the exodus of residents
[Ed. Note: The local and regional elections coming up on Sept. 20 and 21 are, like some other elections coming up in 2020, a very high stakes affair. Italian elections, though, are not like those in the US, so it’s hard to share news about what is happening without some background. With so much on … More The 2020 Elections in Venice Explained, pt. 1