Combatting Boat Waves in Venice: Police Commander Agostini, “Limit the hours for rowed boats in Canal Grande”

Local police Commander Marco Agostini suggests limiting rowed boats to ease traffic, raising a protest in commission against restrictions on residents. By Eugenio Pendolini [Ed. Note: I can certainly personally attest to the size of the waves in Rio Novo, Canal Grande and the Giudecca canal from what I saw recently. Watching people get in … More Combatting Boat Waves in Venice: Police Commander Agostini, “Limit the hours for rowed boats in Canal Grande”

Appeal for a Public Assembly About the Proposed Entrance Fee to Venice

[Ed. Note: I encourage all readers of this site to answer this call to action. This is a major issue and we must speak out too. Let’s add all our names to this letter. Send your name to cflv2016@gmail.com with the heading No Entry Fee to add your voice to this appeal. Share it with … More Appeal for a Public Assembly About the Proposed Entrance Fee to Venice

The Other Face of Tourism: the De-Population of Venice

“If you’re looking for a home [in Venice], at the agencies they ask: are you a resident? If you say yes, they say: I’m sorry we don’t have anything for residents” By Veronica Calienno 19 July 2022 Venice is the second most visited city in Italy, according to data from ISTAT: every year close to … More The Other Face of Tourism: the De-Population of Venice

The Nightmare of Taking a Vaporetto

Poor service, overcrowding, insufficient staff. Alberto Cancian, a long-time pilot for the Venetian transportation company ACTV gives an insider’s account of a badly deteriorated situation. By Barbara Marengo 6 June 2022 [Ed. Note: I am publishing this article in the wake of ACTV’s recent announcement that it was increasing fees for tourists from 7.50 euro … More The Nightmare of Taking a Vaporetto

An MIT Project to launch and locate Startups in Venice. A Discussion with Fabio Carrera.

The idea is to attract innovative startups that can create jobs in the city for a future beyond the tourism monoculture. Guido Moltedo talks with Fabio Carrera, the promoter of the initiative. By Guido Moltedo, Founder and Editor of Ytali.com 4 July 2022 Ideas for making Venice a city of innovative businesses – part of … More An MIT Project to launch and locate Startups in Venice. A Discussion with Fabio Carrera.

Few children and low enrollments: schools in Venice are in retreat

There will be no first grade at the Montessori school on Giudecca – just the latest case of classrooms at risk in Venice By Eugenio Pendolini 25 June 2022 VENEZIA. Public schools are in retreat in Venice, yet another symptom of a city that is losing its population and where fewer and fewer children are … More Few children and low enrollments: schools in Venice are in retreat

Sambo and Ruffini: “Brugnaro’s security policy has failed”

“It is clear that this administration’s security policies have turned out to be a failure, and unfortunately the city of Mestre has not only become the capital for drugs, but also for overdose deaths.” Comments by Alessandro Ruffini – Security Manager for the PD Municipal Secretary and Monica Sambo, Municipal Secretary. 18 June 2022 The … More Sambo and Ruffini: “Brugnaro’s security policy has failed”

49,999 residents. The blitz sounding the alarm about Venice

Flyers that look like the civic numbers appear in the middle of the night in Cannaregio. Calculations forecast less than 50,000 residents by the end of July By Eugenio Pendolini 25 May 2022 VENEZIA. Like one of the civic numbers, but which in this case is meant to indicate a death sentence for Venice that … More 49,999 residents. The blitz sounding the alarm about Venice

Letter from an ex-Venetian: “Love Venice? Then don’t come to Venice.”

“If you are expecting culture and tradition you will find the exact opposite – in fact you’ll feel insulted. But what is worse is that the places where you will sleep, eat and shop have behind them sad stories of families that, in the name of “tourism”, have been exiled from the place where they … More Letter from an ex-Venetian: “Love Venice? Then don’t come to Venice.”