VENICE YESTERDAY, TODAY… AND TOMORROW? By Stefano Croce

  28 Nov. 2019 Until recently living in Venice was perhaps inconvenient, but it was wonderful: a city on a human scale, no traffic, little pollution and an incredible social security, even at night, because everyone knew each other and there was a widespread neighborhood watch. It was a city where the children played in … More VENICE YESTERDAY, TODAY… AND TOMORROW? By Stefano Croce

A walk in Venice, pt. 2: it’s a small world after all

“Too much, too many people, too much” – Grandmaster Flash, “The Message” [Ed. Note: This is a second personal reflection about the state of Venice – as I’ve seen it during my visit here. Unlike most of what appears on the site it is purely my opinion.] I remember the first time it dawned on … More A walk in Venice, pt. 2: it’s a small world after all

A walk in Venice, finding change, loss and hope. A personal reflection.

2 October 2019, Venezia I’ve just walked around some of Venice for the first time in over a year and a half. If you’ve been here before (and if you’re reading this there is a good chance you have), but not in some years, I can tell you the transformation of the city is very … More A walk in Venice, finding change, loss and hope. A personal reflection.

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