Speed Limits and GPS Controls for Venice. Luigi D’Alpaos on Moto Ondoso

The leading expert on hydraulic engineering speaks in commission on the issue of maintaining buildings: “The situation is dramatic” By Eugenio Pendolini 12 October 2022 It was 1992 when Luigi D’Alpaos, professor of hydrodynamics in the Dept. of Engineering at Padova, released a report denouncing the risks of moto ondoso (waves from boats) in Venice … More Speed Limits and GPS Controls for Venice. Luigi D’Alpaos on Moto Ondoso

Not Dead Yet: Public Transportation and the City of Venice

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

Combatting Boat Waves in Venice: Police Commander Agostini, “Limit the hours for rowed boats in Canal Grande”

Local police Commander Marco Agostini suggests limiting rowed boats to ease traffic, raising a protest in commission against restrictions on residents. By Eugenio Pendolini [Ed. Note: I can certainly personally attest to the size of the waves in Rio Novo, Canal Grande and the Giudecca canal from what I saw recently. Watching people get in … More Combatting Boat Waves in Venice: Police Commander Agostini, “Limit the hours for rowed boats in Canal Grande”

Tourist shuttles and moto ondoso in the lagoon: Norwegian Cruise’s experiment becomes a national case

Tourist boats from Punta Sabbioni, now with the addition of shuttles full of cruise ship passengers. Pellicani (PD) to the Minister of Infratructure: “It’s unsustainable” By Eugenio Pendolini 27 July 2022 VENEZIA. The future of the port and the flow of tourists is at stake, but not only. After the arrival of the Norwegian Gem … More Tourist shuttles and moto ondoso in the lagoon: Norwegian Cruise’s experiment becomes a national case

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

Crackdown on waves from taxi and boat traffic planned in Venice

The Committee for Public Order announces steps to combat motorboat waves (moto ondoso): more patrols, greater controls on weekends, tighter and more thorough checks of stopped boats, telelasers 8 June 2022 By Carlo Mion VENEZIA. The Provincial Committee for Public Order and Safety plans a crackdown on moto ondoso. At least that is the hope. … More Crackdown on waves from taxi and boat traffic planned in Venice

Boating Associations Protest against Boat Waves in Venice

The protest was organized by sailing and rowing associations that are calling for regulations to protect the buildings and avoid navigation risks for small boats. 18 November 2021 VENICE. On Saturday morning, November 19 there will be a demonstration in Venice against the waves from motor boats, a significant problem for the buildings and for … More Boating Associations Protest against Boat Waves in Venice

Venice: collapsing banks and damaged Istrian stone. The hidden injuries of the città d’acqua

Survey by volunteers rowing the canals: “Intervention is urgent”. The damage caused by motorboat waves is visible now due to the lack of traffic. 14 May 2020 By Alberto Vitucci VENICE. Widespread decay. Banks falling into pieces, scarred Istrian stone, and missing bricks. There are chasms opening under water, threatening the foundations of homes and … More Venice: collapsing banks and damaged Istrian stone. The hidden injuries of the città d’acqua

Motorboat waves, collapses and damage – parts of Riva Schiavoni cordoned off

The area where the Gran Turismo launches dock shows clear signs of damage: broken Istrian stone and sinking masegni. “Who will pay for the damage caused by the traffic?” By Alberto Vitucci 10 January 2019 The photograph, sent in by a reader, is worth more than a thousand words. It documents the serious deterioration of … More Motorboat waves, collapses and damage – parts of Riva Schiavoni cordoned off

Five years after the Vogel tragedy, a daily nightmare on the Canal Grande

The situation is still on the verge of collapse: since 2013 new taxi licenses have been released and boat traffic has increased. By Alberto Vitucci VENEZIA. Five years after the tragedy the situation is still at high risk. On 17 August 2013 German criminologist Joachim Vogel died on the Canal Grande. It was an absurd … More Five years after the Vogel tragedy, a daily nightmare on the Canal Grande