What possible benefits could accrue to the city from a plan that first erases the habitat of Tessera, while locating the sporting facilities for “urban regeneration” over seven kilometers from the nearest city neighborhoods? By Franco Migliorini The pressures aimed at distorting both the contents and the approval procedures for two projects, the “Bretella-Cappio” (an … More Does Venice Really Need Underwater High-speed Rail to the Airport and a Massive Sports Complex?
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
Opposition councilors walked out of the session in protest of the insults hurled by Mayor Brugnaro at councilor Monica Sambo: “You should wash your mouth out” and calling her a liar 10 November 2022 By Vera Mantengoli During the first in-person city council session after two years of meetings via remote, the opposition (except Cecilia … More Mayor Brugnaro Insults Councilor Sambo at First In-Person Council Session: Opposition walks out in protest
Opposition groups are received at Ca’ Corner. Zappalorto: “I can say that once the health emergency ended, the previous city council rules came back into force, and these call for in-person meetings”. The Fuscia party: “Commissions should also be held in person” By Eugenio Pendolini 4 November 2022 VENICE. Politics in Venice returns to in-person, … More First In-Person Venice Council Meeting to be Held in Over 2 Years. Prefect Zappalorto: “Remote meetings should stop”
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
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!
The Covid 19 pandemic exploded the problems that many, in particular among the ranks of the current majority, have pretended not to see for too long, demonstrating how local public transportation does not respond to the needs of those who utilize the service, whether they be tourists or residents, and furthermore how the employees work … More Not Dead Yet: Public Transportation and the City of Venice
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
[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 email@example.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
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