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”

The “Venice effect” in Mestre: rents are sky high, two room apartments at 900 Euro

Tourism is affecting leases as well: owners choose to rent day by day. Real estate agents: “Sale prices are returning to pre-Euro levels” By Mitia Chiarin 20 August 2019 MESTRE. The unstoppable push towards tourist rentals, on the mainland as well, is a problem confronted daily. Those who are looking for a home to live … More The “Venice effect” in Mestre: rents are sky high, two room apartments at 900 Euro

Florence joins Venice and ten other cities in appeal to EU to regulate online short term rentals.

[What follows is a joint press release by Progetto Firenze and Gruppo 25 Aprile. – Ed.] Joint Press Release Florence and Venice, 26 June 2019 With a statement released to La Stampa, commissioner Cecilia del Re, who is responsible for urban planning and tourism, has announced the City of Florence’s intention to sign on to … More Florence joins Venice and ten other cities in appeal to EU to regulate online short term rentals.

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

At Castello solidarity wins, and the eviction of a 94 year old is suspended

Gruppo 25 Aprile rallies round the elderly woman of calle dei Greci.  Gruppo Misto counselors look for an alternative solution. G25A spokesman Gasparinetti: “Humanity has prevailed” By Antonella Gasparini 14 May 2019 She’ll be able to celebrate her 94th birthday at home on this coming June 4th, the senior from Castello being “evicted from her … More At Castello solidarity wins, and the eviction of a 94 year old is suspended

Gruppo 25 Aprile’s offering for home expenses has doubled: 6 thousand euro to help with housing

Here are the requirements for participating in the committee’s selection process. A system of points will be applied to each application to determine its place in the ranking. 1 Feb. 2019 A new year, a new offering for housing from Gruppo 25 Aprile: the Venetian organization has collected over 6 thousand euro this year, building … More Gruppo 25 Aprile’s offering for home expenses has doubled: 6 thousand euro to help with housing

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

Elderly woman with a sick son to be evicted to make way for tourist rental – but Venetian citizens block the way

Citizens mobilize to stop the process from being executed. Bottoni (Tenants’ Union): “A devastating situation, and not the only one” By Roberta Rossi VENEZIA. This morning the police were called to Celestia to support Judicial Officials who were there to remove a 74 year old widow from her home, in which she had lived for … More Elderly woman with a sick son to be evicted to make way for tourist rental – but Venetian citizens block the way

Record sales of second homes in Venice; property increasingly in the hands of tourists

Data from the first half of the year from real estate monitor Nomisma: only one contract in ten is for residents. By Enrico Tantucci VENEZIA. Venice is becoming less and less a city for residents and increasingly a place of short stays for tourists or of vacations for the owners – often foreigners – of … More Record sales of second homes in Venice; property increasingly in the hands of tourists