The Tax to Enter Venice. A Messy, Cumbersome, Oppressive Rule

  The Brugnaro administration has presented to the City Council a long-awaited resolution, or “a regulation for the institution of the contributo d’accesso”. The rule is clearly illegal in some aspects, and difficult if not impossible to enforce. By Giuseppe Saccà 20 September 2022 The Brugnaro administration has presented to the City Council a long … More The Tax to Enter Venice. A Messy, Cumbersome, Oppressive Rule

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 Surrender of Venice to a Predatory Tourism Monoculture

Soon we will have a regulation for making money, a Smart Control Room about which we know very little, and no sign of articulated or structured measures for governing the flows of tourists on the horizon. By Sara Arco and Giuseppe Saccà 24 August 2022 Venice is unique, you know. This is why it is … More The Surrender of Venice to a Predatory Tourism Monoculture

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

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”

European Commission Replies to Councilor Martini’s letter about the Bosco dello Sport

EUROPEAN COMMISSION SECRETARIAT-GENERAL Recovery & Resilience Task Force SG.RECOVER.A.1 – Italy, Finland, Sweden, Denmark – European Semester   Brussels Dear Ms Martini, Thank you for your letter dated 21 April 2022 addressed to the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. The President asked me to reply on her behalf. The presentation of … More European Commission Replies to Councilor Martini’s letter about the Bosco dello Sport

Green light for the Bosco dello Sport. Entry fee delayed until January 2023.

283 million euro approved for the stadium, arena and educational area at Tessera, with one third financed by the State and the rest by the Municipality. 13 May 2022 The variation for the Municipality of Venice’s 2022-2024 budget has been approved: all of the amendments presented by the opposition were rejected, approved in City Council … More Green light for the Bosco dello Sport. Entry fee delayed until January 2023.

“Reyer sponsorships and ACTV contracts”. Alilaguna sues Marco Gasparinetti over Gruppo 25 Aprile report on “confused business interests”

Marco Gasparinetti (Terre e Acqua) has been sued: “They want to silence us”. The suit claims damages of 150,000 Euro. The Group’s report had pointed out the “direct line” between the private transportation company, which has been given some of ACTV’s lines, and Mayor Brugnaro, among sponsorships and business By Eugenio Pendolini 7 May 2022 … More “Reyer sponsorships and ACTV contracts”. Alilaguna sues Marco Gasparinetti over Gruppo 25 Aprile report on “confused business interests”

Letter from Councilor Andrea Martini to the EC about the “Bosco dello Sport”

Today the City Council approved the guidelines for the “Bosco dello Sport” at Tessera. However, the economic resources remain to be allocated to the municipal budget: the vote on the budget change will be on May 5. Letter of protest sent to Ursula Von der Leyen at the EC. 21 April 2022 VENICE.  In the … More Letter from Councilor Andrea Martini to the EC about the “Bosco dello Sport”

Survey launched for residents of Mestre and Venice: “Is the stadium a priority for the city?

The initiative is being organized by Terra e Acqua. “This is our idea of a participatory budget. We want to involve two thousand people” By Marta Artico 9 April 2022 MESTRE. The ‘Bosco dello Sport’(‘The Forest of Sport’, the rebranded ‘green’ project for the sports complex being planned by the Brugnaro administration)? “A project come … More Survey launched for residents of Mestre and Venice: “Is the stadium a priority for the city?