Toninelli’s plan for Grandi Navi: “a mockery” says No Grandi Navi

[What follows is a brief news story about Minster Toninelli’s announcement about the Grandi Navi, followed by a story covering No Grandi Navi’s response – Ed.] A third of the Grandi Navi away from Venice within a year Toninelli speaks: three docks spread out for passages of the skyscrapers of the seas: one at Marghera, … More Toninelli’s plan for Grandi Navi: “a mockery” says No Grandi Navi

The XXV Aprile kindergarten on Giudecca is saved

The city Administration of Venice has approved a resolution that confirms keeping the school open with only 11 students. 8 August 2019 VENICE. The XXV Aprile kindergarten on Giudecca has been saved. Today the city Administration of Venice has approved a resolution that confirms keeping the school open. “While there are only 11 students – … More The XXV Aprile kindergarten on Giudecca is saved

Ever more tourism in Venice and in the Veneto. A perverse interaction

Foreign and local interests, with the Brugnaro administration, have shifted the center of gravity of Venetian politics on the tourist economy in a way that has never happened before. The trend intersects with the growing difficulty of the region’s traditional manufacturing economy, which lacks a genuine industrial policy and which, according to Zaia, can be … More Ever more tourism in Venice and in the Veneto. A perverse interaction

The entrance fee is a flop: everything must be redone

Venice: the City will charge the fee on its own, without recourse to tourist transport, but the possibility of evasion will be very high By Enrico Tantucci 25 July 2019 VENICE: The entrance fee is at risk of failure and serious evasion. They are starting over again with a new regulation for the access charge … More The entrance fee is a flop: everything must be redone

Cruise Ship Costa Deliziosa comes close to the bank and docked boats in the lagoon, in the middle of a storm: Video

The video of the passage of the ship along the canal, in the lagoon, despite the strong storm has stirred criticism and controversy. A vaporetto stopped between the gusts of wind while the giant ship passed close by, having difficulty in maneuvering, sounding its siren. https://media.gedidigital.it/repubblicatv/file/2019/07/07/650257/650257-video-rrtv-650-07072019_veneziavideorep.mp4 The cruise ship Costa Deliziosa crossed the canal despite … More Cruise Ship Costa Deliziosa comes close to the bank and docked boats in the lagoon, in the middle of a storm: Video

MoSE’s hinges are corroding and must be replaced. 34 million Euro bid to find the solution

The experts: “salinity and inadequate materials”; “The phenomenon is widespread and could stop the entire operation”. By Alberto Vitucci 27 June 2019 VENICE. MoSE’s hinges are corroded and “inadequate”. They need to be redesigned and replaced with materials different from those used during the original construction. In Rome they talk about autonomies and commissioners, but … More MoSE’s hinges are corroding and must be replaced. 34 million Euro bid to find the solution

UNESCO accepts report on Venice with no discussion at Baku. Europa Nostra issues statement of protest

[Note: what follows is not a translation but a direct transcript of the statement released by Europa Nostra earlier today -Ed.] 43RD SESSION OF THE WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE STATEMENT BY EUROPA NOSTRA ON THE STATE OF CONSERVATION REPORT WITH REGARD TO VENICE AND ITS LAGOON Thank you Madam Chair. On behalf of our large movement … More UNESCO accepts report on Venice with no discussion at Baku. Europa Nostra issues statement of protest