The City of Venice signs on to Gruppo 25 Aprile’s appeal to regulate Airbnb type rentals

Together with 10 other cities Venice has requested that the EU require platforms that advertise short term rentals on the web to respect local and national laws regarding registration 22 June 2019 Zero tolerance for the out of control spread of Airbnb, tourist room rentals and short term property rentals. This is a sentiment shared … More The City of Venice signs on to Gruppo 25 Aprile’s appeal to regulate Airbnb type rentals

Mestre Station, Stadium, Airport and Marghera: ten hotels on the way

The Mayor in Council: “If they have a positive impact we’ll bring in more”. But there are at least ten of them on the horizon. By Mitia Chiarin 21 December 2018 MESTRE. “We take responsibility for having authorized four hotels near the Mestre Station. And if they have a positive impact, we’ll bring in more: … More Mestre Station, Stadium, Airport and Marghera: ten hotels on the way

With no preschool and few nuns the convent will become a hotel

Speculation about the sale of the famous Gothic palazzo in Cannaregio resurfaces. The Mother Superior will decide. The Patriarchate has said “no” to its priority on the sale. By Alberto Vitucci 11 December 2018 VENEZIA. The preschool where generations of Venetians grew up has been closed for a year. Only eight nuns remain. Meanwhile the … More With no preschool and few nuns the convent will become a hotel

Airbnb out of control in Venice, properties double in 3 years

Among the “hosts” there are some who rent hundreds of apartment, in contradiction of the “sharing economy” promoted by the portal. Scarpa: “We need put a stop to these abuses” Airbnb rentals available to tourists have almost doubled between 2015 and 2018. Venice is now confirmed to be one of the Italian cities with the … More Airbnb out of control in Venice, properties double in 3 years

Murano: “Conflicts of interest, more hotels – workers and businesses pay”

“After the meeting a year and half ago nothing has happened, if not the closure of kilns with the intent of converting them in to tourist lodgings, or other businesses not related to the island of glass.” By Antonella Gasparini “The situation at Murano is ever more alarming. Kilns closing, “For Sale” signs and a … More Murano: “Conflicts of interest, more hotels – workers and businesses pay”

Assessor Boraso on Mega Hotels in Mestre: “Venice is our Value Added”

Assessor of Mobility Renato Boraso: “…if a private interest has money to invest, buys land and asks about building a hotel that conforms to the regulatory plan, how can we tell them no?…the entire metropolitan City can host tourists headed for Venice” New hotels on the mainland: “Risks for transportation” By Alberto Vitucci MESTRE: Mega … More Assessor Boraso on Mega Hotels in Mestre: “Venice is our Value Added”

Another public property in Venice is sold off to become a hotel. Citizens will march in protest again, on 21 November.

“What we are witnessing is the selloff of the family jewels” – Marco Gasparinetti What follows is a message from Gruppo 25 Aprile following the approval the sale of Palazzo Poerio Papadopoli, once an important school in Venice, to become yet another hotel. From Santa Fosca to the Papadopoli, the City is not a Monopoly … More Another public property in Venice is sold off to become a hotel. Citizens will march in protest again, on 21 November.

The Ancient Palazzi are becoming resorts; Venice is selling off its historic jewels.

Residents are in revolt: “Even the Church is conceding its property to build hotels” By Lorenzo Padovan VENICE No one, really, has missed the call. The City, the Region, Government Offices, the Italian Post, the Military. And now even the Patriarchy. All of them share the same strategy: give up their real estate in Venice … More The Ancient Palazzi are becoming resorts; Venice is selling off its historic jewels.

18 Hotels proposed in one week as part of resolution to stop new hotels

Venice. The Administration has expanded the resolution regarding the change of use for buildings. The opposition attacks: “We want an investigation” By Alberto Vitucci VENICE. Three words added at the last minute, in the form of an administrative amendment. And so the trap is sprung. In time during which the new resolution regarding changes of … More 18 Hotels proposed in one week as part of resolution to stop new hotels

Hotels and Parking Decks for Venice: Marittima Project gets a push from City Council over opposition

Nov. 25, 2016 The Marittima Project proposed for Venice calls for the construction of hotels and a 2300 space multilevel parking garage to be built in a space adjacent to the S. Lucia train station and Piazzale Roma. An artist’s rendering shows just how little this project looks like Venice. Italia Nostra makes the case … More Hotels and Parking Decks for Venice: Marittima Project gets a push from City Council over opposition