Easter in Venice, the assault of 100 thousand tourists

Easter Day was full of sun and packed calli. There were closed parking lots , traffic jams, and canal diving at night By Vera Mantengoli,  21 April 2019 VENEZIA. On Easter Day Venice withstood an assault of almost 100 thousand people. This is the estimate given by local police commander Marco Agostini: “We closed the … More Easter in Venice, the assault of 100 thousand tourists

The entry ticket for Venice is delayed by Trenitalia’s technical difficulties

The State Railway’s network is too big for a quick rollout. Brugnaro: “There’s no hurry” 27 March 2019 There will be delays in the rollout of the entry fee for the City of Venice: “We have a problem with the State Railway – explained Mayor Luigi Brugnaro – the technicians say that they can’t make … More The entry ticket for Venice is delayed by Trenitalia’s technical difficulties

Craftsmen’s Association warns: “We are destroying Venice”

“We, our generation, are succeeding at something that the French and the Turks failed to do: destroying Venice” By Eugenio Pendolini 16 February 2019 “We have every intention of getting political. We want to know if the artisans can start a cultural and socio-economic revolution that will save Venice from a relentless China”. If this … More Craftsmen’s Association warns: “We are destroying Venice”

Entrance fee – citizens’ groups to Ca’ Farsetti: “The city is not a museum”

On Wednesday Gruppo 25 Aprile and Venezia Cambia, as well as the Craftsmen’s Association, AEPE, AVA and ACI were heard regarding the fee 13 February 2019 Citizens’ groups were at Ca’ Farsetti on Wednesday, attending the meeting of the Council’s commission that is evaluating the entrance fee to Venice. Gruppo 25 Aprile, with their spokesman … More Entrance fee – citizens’ groups to Ca’ Farsetti: “The city is not a museum”

Starting today Venice has an entrance ticket of up to 10 Euro

30 December 2018 VENICE. The entrance ‘ticket’ to visit Venice is now a reality, thanks to the Budget Law passed in the Italian Camera. The new law allows, in clause 1129, the possibility of collecting a fee – between 2.5 and 5 Euro – from those who reach “the ancient city via any means of … More Starting today Venice has an entrance ticket of up to 10 Euro

Minister of Culture Bonisoli: “Venice risks becoming Las Vegas”. For residents and workers, patience has run out.

Gruppo 25 Aprile: “We need to recreate the conditions for a rebirth of artisanal activity. Venice could become the world capital of culture” By Eugenio Pendolini VENEZIA. We lack a strategic vision for Venice, the turnstiles are not a sufficient remedy, and it is fundamental to act on behalf of the social fabric. The basic … More Minister of Culture Bonisoli: “Venice risks becoming Las Vegas”. For residents and workers, patience has run out.

Murano: “Conflicts of interest, more hotels – workers and businesses pay”

“After the meeting a year and half ago nothing has happened, if not the closure of kilns with the intent of converting them in to tourist lodgings, or other businesses not related to the island of glass.” By Antonella Gasparini “The situation at Murano is ever more alarming. Kilns closing, “For Sale” signs and a … More Murano: “Conflicts of interest, more hotels – workers and businesses pay”