By Alberto Vitucci The cementing over of the area continues apace. And at a time when we’re talking about the defense of the planet and the climate, the damaging projects continue. A new wave of cement is about to invade the lagoon, the mainland and the coast. This is the message of the report that … More “The Lagoon Cemented Over”. Italia Nostra sends report to EU.
Yet another case of a public building turned into a hotel. The Fish Market into a museum. Is Venetian public spirit capable of turning Venice into a place that tries different methods of production and exchange that aren’t tied and subservient to the tourism industry? By Barbara Colli and Giuseppe Saccà Enough hotels in Venice! … More The Intended Use of a City
The nearby calle with the same name takes its name from the bread bakers who were in the place for centuries. The bakery will be replaced by a supermarket. By Roberta De Rossi 9 March 2019 VENEZIA. No more “caserecci” or sandwiches with raisins, “rosette” or veneziane with powdered sugar: the Cortella bakery in campo … More The Historic Pistòr, the temple of bread, is closing. Owner: “Venice is not for living in anymore”
The appeal to the Council of Europe will be at the center of a press conference that will take place Tuesday March 12 in Strasbourg with Parliament member Cécile Kyenge, author of an inquiry focused on the crucial issues for the life of the city of the Doges. By Giovanni Andrea Martini 7 March 2019 … More “Venice does not have to die”
The text of the regulation that was approved by a majority of the City Council, which has to be conceived of only as a fee for “disembarking”, of entry to Venice and the islands strictly for tourism, is clearly a blatant legal monstrosity, and an unacceptable mockery that is cynically aimed at us, Venetians and … More Tassa di sbarco: Commentary by Domenico Cardone
The discussion of the fee took place Tuesday at Ca’ Farsetti. An exemption for those born in Venice was confirmed, as well as for fans arriving to attend sporting events. 26 Feb. 2019 A challenging discussion took place Tuesday in Council at Ca’ Farsetti, regarding the entrance fee introduced in the 2019 Budget law. It … More Entrance fee regulation is approved
“We, our generation, are succeeding at something that the French and the Turks failed to do: destroying Venice” By Eugenio Pendolini 16 February 2019 “We have every intention of getting political. We want to know if the artisans can start a cultural and socio-economic revolution that will save Venice from a relentless China”. If this … More Craftsmen’s Association warns: “We are destroying Venice”