Report: “Venice is completely privatized”. From a pearl of culture to a great expanse of real estate for a few

Urbanist Paola Somma, a former professor at IUAV, releases a controversial analysis. The turnaround in the management of spaces over the last twenty years is examined By Enrico Tantucci 8 Oct. 2021 The Analysis Venice is lost. Over twenty years of a systematic selloff of its buildings to private, for-profit entities have gradually emptied it … More Report: “Venice is completely privatized”. From a pearl of culture to a great expanse of real estate for a few

In Venice mass tourism also monopolizes the elections

At the regata storica at Venezia, 6 September 2020. (Lucia Buricelli) ———————————————————————————————————- In Venice mass tourism also monopolizes the elections By Francesco Erbani, journalist September 7, 2020 Under the veiled sun of late summer, on the waterfront of the Lido di Venezia even the opaque fuchsia of the impatiens seems to shine, a plant that … More In Venice mass tourism also monopolizes the elections

Beyond the coronavirus – Brugnaro: “after this emergency we will have to change our model of development based on tourism.”

The city  was first invaded by tourists, then by the acqua granda, and is now spectrally deserted: how will it be afterwards? [Ed. Note: the following is the first entry in a new series running in La Nuova Venezia, soliciting ideas on Venice’s future after the epidemic. After the introduction is one of the first … More Beyond the coronavirus – Brugnaro: “after this emergency we will have to change our model of development based on tourism.”

Authorized Venice tourist guides: “Sustainable tourism is possible”

20 Feb. 2020 In recent years the exponential growth of mass tourism in Venice, a city of limited dimensions and small scale streets, has brought about a series of negative “collateral effects”, compromising the livability of the city and leaving residents impatient with a situation that is decidedly antithetical to the concept of sustainable tourism. … More Authorized Venice tourist guides: “Sustainable tourism is possible”

Martini on 2019: “Only tourism, rent, and beds are growing”

The President of the Municipality of Venice, Giovanni Andrea Martini, who is a candidate for Mayor in the 2020 election, offers some thoughts on 2019 and the results of the Brugnaro Administration’s policies. 31 December 2019 “This is an administration that has aggravated the fundamental problems and has created new ones”. The judgement of Giovanni … More Martini on 2019: “Only tourism, rent, and beds are growing”

Riva Schiavoni invaded by stalls and tents. Venice is a big bazaar.

The growth in mobile kiosks hasn’t stopped, adding another three stalls in front of San Marco. Commission President Pelligrini: “We have established rules, but they are not applied” By Alberto Vitucci 7 Oct. 2019 VENEZIA. The line of stalls seems to have no end. And, in some cases it blocks the view of the beauty … More Riva Schiavoni invaded by stalls and tents. Venice is a big bazaar.

The entrance fee is a flop: everything must be redone

Venice: the City will charge the fee on its own, without recourse to tourist transport, but the possibility of evasion will be very high By Enrico Tantucci 25 July 2019 VENICE: The entrance fee is at risk of failure and serious evasion. They are starting over again with a new regulation for the access charge … More The entrance fee is a flop: everything must be redone

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