The Onslaught of Tourism in Venice. Hoteliers: “Regulate Short-Term Rentals Immediately”

Claudio Scarpa, director of the Venice Hoteliers Association speaks out on tourist rentals: “The City should open a discussion with all of the city” By Eugenio Pendonlini 4 October 2022 Limit short-term rentals or not? Raffaele Speranzon, the newly elected senator with Fratelli d’Italia, has already spoken his mind about the Pellicani amendment, which empowers … More The Onslaught of Tourism in Venice. Hoteliers: “Regulate Short-Term Rentals Immediately”

From Art to Action: Venetian Group Leads National Initiative on Regulating Short-Term Rentals

Zoom meetings inspired by Andrea Segre’s film Welcome Venice have evolved into a formal draft bill and a national conference in Rome on the subject of short-term rentals in city centers, set for 24 May. The initiative is attracting broad interest across Italy. By Paul Rosenberg 20 May 2022 Art reflects life, and life often … More From Art to Action: Venetian Group Leads National Initiative on Regulating Short-Term Rentals

Brugnaro responds to Segre: “Let’s meet about housing”

The Alta Tensione Abitativa campaign, which has crafted a proposed law for the regulation of short-term rentals of residential homes has received a positive response to its request for a technical meeting to compare proposals with Mayor Brugnaro, who has said his ideas are very similar. Prof. Filippo Celata of Sapienza Rome will also be … More Brugnaro responds to Segre: “Let’s meet about housing”

Housing and Tourism. Citizens Groups Propose A Bill.

A law for regulation of the activity of short-term rental and the protection of residents in cities with high housing pressure By Giovanni Leone 9 March 2022 Last November, director Andrea Segre offered the city a free screening of the film Welcome Venice, which is set on Giudecca, and tells the story of the conflict … More Housing and Tourism. Citizens Groups Propose A Bill.

Venice and the Tourism Crisis: hotels and rentals in a low price bidding war

Venice and the Tourism Crisis: hotels and rentals in a low price bidding war By Nino Baldan 21 January 2022 Venice and the tourism crisis: or rather, “three star” hotels for 23 Euro a night. Those who thought that tourism in Venice had hit bottom will have to think again. The drastic decline in arrivals, … More Venice and the Tourism Crisis: hotels and rentals in a low price bidding war

New hotels in the former convents of Venice. Remodeling work is resuming

In Cannaregio the Imeldine convent building and palazzo Seriman. Bed spaces have doubled in ten years: today there are 70,000 26 May 2021 By Alberto Vitucci VENEZIA. Former convents becoming hotels, prestigious palazzi transformed into hotels – after the Covid pause the touristic transformation of the city has resumed. There are dozens of examples of … More New hotels in the former convents of Venice. Remodeling work is resuming

From the Island of Certosa to the Alberoni Reserve, what happens to the public properties of Venice

In the Lagoon, projects for redeveloping abandoned natural areas, entrusted to private companies in partnership with the City, can jeopardize their use by the citizens by making them exclusive. By Marta Facchini 1 April 2021 “The island of Certosa is everyone’s heritage. Now the risk we see is that it becomes a place dedicated only … More From the Island of Certosa to the Alberoni Reserve, what happens to the public properties of Venice

A mega-banner against cruise ships, tourism monoculture and pollution

Saturday in Venice several groups banded together in favor of “a different model for the city” 13 June 2020 Today, Saturday 13 June, the No Grandi Navi group was back on the scene at Zattere, this time with an “extended family” which has also embraced the subjects of housing, the proposed incinerator at Fusina, and … More A mega-banner against cruise ships, tourism monoculture and pollution

Martini on 2019: “Only tourism, rent, and beds are growing”

The President of the Municipality of Venice, Giovanni Andrea Martini, who is a candidate for Mayor in the 2020 election, offers some thoughts on 2019 and the results of the Brugnaro Administration’s policies. 31 December 2019 “This is an administration that has aggravated the fundamental problems and has created new ones”. The judgement of Giovanni … More Martini on 2019: “Only tourism, rent, and beds are growing”

Impossible Rents in Venice. Gruppo 25 Aprile: “8 new tourist beds a day”

19 September 2019 Looking for a home to rent in Venice is becoming an almost impossible undertaking. Two new Regional laws are entering the context of this critical problem, recognized by everyone. The laws which are coming into effect are: No. 23 of 19 June 2019, which spells out “Rules regarding tourist lodgings”, and whose … More Impossible Rents in Venice. Gruppo 25 Aprile: “8 new tourist beds a day”