A Project For Rialto: Experiences, Food and Crafts Offer a Way Forward

A three day conference at the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti in early November brought together a unique group of international markets, scholars, artists, local artisans and the Rialto merchants themselves to continue working on a project for revitalizing the suffering Rialto Market. By Paul Rosenberg “Venice is Alive and Asks for Help”. … More A Project For Rialto: Experiences, Food and Crafts Offer a Way Forward

Welcome to “Heroin Street” Mestre – the Drug Dealing Capital of the Northeast

A journey among users, dealers, residents and merchants on via Piave. “This place has decayed, and you can find everything”. Life after the most recent fight between pushers. “The one stabbed is a small-time boss – there are two rival groups, and anything can happen” By Franceso Furlan 28 October 2022 MESTRE. “I want to … More Welcome to “Heroin Street” Mestre – the Drug Dealing Capital of the Northeast

THIS CITY IS NOT A MUSEUM! NO TO THE ENTRY TICKET!

Citizen demonstration has been called against the Entry Ticket, planned for 19 November at 16:00, starting from Campo Santa Margherita. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ THIS CITY IS NOT A MUSEUM! NO TO THE ENTRY TICKET! 20 October 2022 We say it strongly and clearly: the entry ticket is not and can never be the solution to the consequences … More THIS CITY IS NOT A MUSEUM! NO TO THE ENTRY TICKET!

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” [This article by Veronica Calienno was originally published in Italian on The Bottom Up magazine.] By Veronica Calienno 19 July 2022 Venice is the … 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