Welcome to “Heroin Street” Mestre – the Drug Dealing Capital of the Northeast

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

Statement on the Proposed Contributo d’Accesso for Venice

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

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

“Historic”: Venice now classified as an island in the Constitution

Changes have been made to Article 119, which allows certain prerogatives only to Sicily and Sardinia. At stake are Italian and European funds for redevelopment projects. By Sofia Teresa Bisi 30 July 2022 For over a millennium Venice has been an island, or rather a group of small islands. For the Constitution, however, it has … More “Historic”: Venice now classified as an island in the Constitution

Barriers to protect the Basilica di San Marco from acqua alta pass first tests

The glass plates were subjected to a hydraulic test that simulated a rising tide and successfully contained the water. The barriers are scheduled to be installed in October. By Eugenio Pendolini 23 July 2022 VENICE. They will be an average of five meters wide, according to where they are placed. Once embedded in the soil … More Barriers to protect the Basilica di San Marco from acqua alta pass first tests

State Police Union: Security on Lido di Venezia Has Been Completely Abandoned

FSP POLIZIA DI STATO – SEGRETARIA PROVINCIALE VENEZIA PRESS RELEASE 17 July 2022 Subject: THE COMPLETE ABANDONMENT OF SECURITY ON THE ISLAND OF LIDO DI VENEZIA In the middle of the summer holiday season, again this year, a total absence of security reigns on the island of Lido, this because it has been completely left … More State Police Union: Security on Lido di Venezia Has Been Completely Abandoned

Service Employees at Marco Polo Airport Protest

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

The Nightmare of Taking a Vaporetto

Poor service, overcrowding, insufficient staff. Alberto Cancian, a long-time pilot for the Venetian transportation company ACTV gives an insider’s account of a badly deteriorated situation. By Barbara Marengo 6 June 2022 [Ed. Note: I am publishing this article in the wake of ACTV’s recent announcement that it was increasing fees for tourists from 7.50 euro … More The Nightmare of Taking a Vaporetto

An MIT Project to launch and locate Startups in Venice. A Discussion with Fabio Carrera.

The idea is to attract innovative startups that can create jobs in the city for a future beyond the tourism monoculture. Guido Moltedo talks with Fabio Carrera, the promoter of the initiative. By Guido Moltedo, Founder and Editor of Ytali.com 4 July 2022 Ideas for making Venice a city of innovative businesses – part of … More An MIT Project to launch and locate Startups in Venice. A Discussion with Fabio Carrera.

Starting on 16 January 2023 Venice will require an entrance fee.

The program begins on 16 January 2023: those who reserve early will pay less. On some days the prices will go up to discourage arrivals. “Veneto residents are exempt, but only within certain limits” 1 July 2022 VENICE. Starting on 16 January 2023 it will be necessary to pay an entrance fee to visit Venice, … More Starting on 16 January 2023 Venice will require an entrance fee.