Venice and Mestre are deserted, hotels are in trouble: over 100 are for sale, including luxury hotels.

10% have already been put on the market. The other hotels are waiting for the resumption of low-cost flights, but some might not reopen. By Enrico Tantucci 19 May 2020 VENEZA. 103 hotels are for sale in Venice, between the historic city and the mainland, almost 10% of the total. The offerings “uploaded” to the … More Venice and Mestre are deserted, hotels are in trouble: over 100 are for sale, including luxury hotels.

Venice: collapsing banks and damaged Istrian stone. The hidden injuries of the città d’acqua

Survey by volunteers rowing the canals: “Intervention is urgent”. The damage caused by motorboat waves is visible now due to the lack of traffic. 14 May 2020 By Alberto Vitucci VENICE. Widespread decay. Banks falling into pieces, scarred Istrian stone, and missing bricks. There are chasms opening under water, threatening the foundations of homes and … More Venice: collapsing banks and damaged Istrian stone. The hidden injuries of the città d’acqua

Porto Marghera the day after – dead fish in the West Industrial Canal

16 May 2020 After the large fire that followed the explosion at an acetone plant run by 3VSigma di Porto Marghera fish are dying in the canal that is closest to the business from  which the tower of black some arose. To put out the furious blaze fire crews had to use thousands and thousands … More Porto Marghera the day after – dead fish in the West Industrial Canal

Black cloud over Venice

An extraordinary image by Andrea Merola gives a sense of the accident that occurred this morning at a chemical factory in Marghera By Ytali.com                                                                                                                 15 May 2020 A huge, dense cloud of smoke rose from the fire at one of the plants of Porto Marghera. One person burned, one injured and several … More Black cloud over Venice

Vittorio Emanuele sludge: conflict between VTP and Port goes to court

The company that manages the cruise ship terminal wants to excavate the floor of the Vittorio Emanuele canal to measure the toxicity of the sludge – with a view to a possible alternate route to San Marco By Enrico Tantucci 1 May 2020 Excavation of the sludge from the Vittorio Emanuele canal: it will be … More Vittorio Emanuele sludge: conflict between VTP and Port goes to court

Report on focus group project presents residents concerns in Venice and Mestre

The results of research done by candidate Martini together with sociologist Schiavon are presented. Among the points, the lack of skilled work and mass tourism By Eugenio Pendolini May 1, 2020 “Out of control construction is ugly, does harm and produces violence”. “Mestre and Marghera have potential but they must be developed. An industrial and … More Report on focus group project presents residents concerns in Venice and Mestre

Venezia: coronavirus and tourism. Are we sure that everything will quickly come back as before?

16 April 2020 By Nino Baldan “On April 14 we start again”, “the season opens on May 4”: these were the refrains that were heard in the supermarkets, pharmacies and food shops during the first weeks of the lockdown. Saying them with an undeniable veil of optimism were primarily the owners and employees of B&Bs, … More Venezia: coronavirus and tourism. Are we sure that everything will quickly come back as before?

MoSE, the first tests in rough seas, the dams at Chioggia are raised successfully

Technicians are satisfied. Winds at 12 meters per second, waves 1 meter high. The problem of maintenance remains 1 April 2020 By Alberto Vitucci Wind speed at 12 meters per second, waves 1 meter high. The first test of MoSE in rough sea conditions was conducted yesterday morning at Chioggia. Half of the barriers, nine … More MoSE, the first tests in rough seas, the dams at Chioggia are raised successfully

Red zones, self-certifications and everyone at home. The same prohibitions as in the time of the plague.

Historians Calabi, Molà and Svalduz find a parallel in the account by notary Benedetti di Rialto, published in 1577 31 March, 2020 VENEZIA They love delving into the memories of the city, in search of the fragments that are hiding amongst the shelves of books, documents and manuscripts. After the discovery of the manuscript signed … More Red zones, self-certifications and everyone at home. The same prohibitions as in the time of the plague.