Tommaso, the greengrocer of Rialto: “I’ve opened because I believe in this place”

The challenge of the 27 year old who decided to invest in two fruit and vegetable stalls in the historic market 12 March 2021 By Eugenio Pendolini VENEZIA. A “romantic return to his roots” to revitalize Rialto. So yesterday Tommaso Scocco, 27, saw the inauguration of his two fruit and vegetable stalls at the Rialto … More Tommaso, the greengrocer of Rialto: “I’ve opened because I believe in this place”

Venice – Correr and Palazzo Ducale Museums are reopening

The announcement of the president of the Civic Museums, Mariacristina Gribaudi comes on the day that the Campanile of San Marco also reopened. By Enrico Tantucci 2 March 2021 “The museums in the Marciana area will be open Thursday and Friday and will be open on those same days for the entire month of March, … More Venice – Correr and Palazzo Ducale Museums are reopening

A Year of Covid in Venice, passing from chaos to a desert

If nature has reclaimed its spaces, the mandatory loss of sociability has wiped out the rest. Not only tourists, but the stores, the pedestrians, the students. And the sounds of the city have disappeared with them. 23 February 2021 By Enrico Tantucci Venice shut down with a Carnevale, just over one year ago, when, almost … More A Year of Covid in Venice, passing from chaos to a desert

“MoSE is untrustworthy, someone must pay the damages”. Complaint filed with Corte dei Conti

Armando Danella, Manager for the Special Law in the City for twenty years, has filed a complaint with the Corte dei Conti By Alberto Vitucci 18 February 2021 VENEZIA. For twenty years Armando Danella has been the Manager for the Special Law in the City. As such he has followed the meetings of the Comitatone … More “MoSE is untrustworthy, someone must pay the damages”. Complaint filed with Corte dei Conti

Ten Thousand homes are empty, and one in five is public housing

“Active policies are required to encourage the settlement of new residents: otherwise the social fabric will be extinguished”   By Vera Mantengoli 4 February 2021 It has always been a problem and the solution has not yet been found. We are talking about housing and how it is always more and more difficult for a … More Ten Thousand homes are empty, and one in five is public housing

In Venice everything is reopening, except the Civic Museums

With the Covid yellow zone visitors will return. Starting 3 February the Galleria Franchetti will open, then all the others. The Accademia Gallerie will open on the 8th. San Marco is ready too. By Enrico Tantucci 28 January 2021 VENEZIA. Everything is reopening, except for the Civic Museums of Venice, per the unilateral “lock-out” until … More In Venice everything is reopening, except the Civic Museums

From Lessons in the Garden to Art via Streaming: “Let’s reopen the museums for the students”

22 January 2021 By Vera Mantengoli There are lots of activities that one could do at closed museums, starting with lessons in the gardens, such as that of the Museum of Natural History or the one at Ca’Rezzonico and, why not, in the courtyard of the Palazzo Ducale. The proposal put forward by the City … More From Lessons in the Garden to Art via Streaming: “Let’s reopen the museums for the students”

“Recapture the Venetians”: controversy over Museum Foundation Director Belli’s words

[Note: there has been an ongoing controversy about the closure of Venice’s Civic Museums until April. The official position is presented below in Gabriella Belli’s statements, which have generated some controversy of their own: the museums are for tourists, we won’t spend money opening them for the local population, future initiatives are being planned – … More “Recapture the Venetians”: controversy over Museum Foundation Director Belli’s words

Plans for the 2021 Carnevale di Venezia forced to change: events will have fixed attendance or will stream

For the second year in a row Covid blocks the celebrations in the lagoon: this year a low profile is chosen 8 January 2021 By Eugenio Pendolini VENEZIA. Covid is upsetting the 2021 Carnevale di Venezia. A year after the outbreak of the pandemic, which took its first steps into the city towards the end … More Plans for the 2021 Carnevale di Venezia forced to change: events will have fixed attendance or will stream

This is how culture in Venice is killed. An appeal in defense of the City Museums

We’re left speechless by Luigi Brugnaro’s drastic decision to close the city’s museum system, classifying it as a service that functions exclusively for tourism. With our initiative here we invite the Mayor to revisit his decisions and to promote an open discussion. By Ytali 2 January 2021 The City Museums of Venice will remain closed … More This is how culture in Venice is killed. An appeal in defense of the City Museums