Architect Giovanni Leone: “Brugnaro has demonstrated his inability to govern or plan. The issue cannot only be addressed with tools of law enforcement and repression” 4 December 2022 By Mitia Chiarin Mestre is facing a big security emergency. For architect Giovanni Leone of the Venetian association DO.VE., the issue is not only confined to the … More “The Only Thing Lacking for Security is Political Will”
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?
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
To my readers: This is a statement I submitted to be read at the public assembly about the entry fee (contributo d’accesso) being proposed for Venice, being held today at Rialto. The event is getting underway as I write. I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for your support and readership … More Statement on the Proposed Contributo d’Accesso for 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 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
“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
Chaos in the shifts and lack of personnel – Aviation Service employees are set to strike, along with the security staff who plan to strike on 17 July By Marta Artico 25 June 2022 VENEZIA. Airport services ground personnel are set to strike. Another hot Saturday has been announced, full of inconveniences for the passengers, … More Service Employees at Marco Polo Airport Protest