Voices From Venice

This section of our web site is dedicated to voices and views from Venice. It is our hope to give our readers a deeper insight in to the people, groups and work being done in Venice today.

2016, A Turning Point? Venicemyfuture Spokesman Marco Gasparinetti recounts in words and pictures the stirring story of the ‘flash mobilization’ that adorned the city in banners on July 2, 2016 and started a movement.

Venice Reshaped?, by Paola Minoia: this is an excerpt from Ms. Minoia’s manuscript for a chapter in a forthcoming book. The author examines the role of tourism and gentrification in the transformation of Venice’s economy and living spaces, as well as how local efforts by citizens’ groups mirror those in other historic cities. The whole chapter goes in to great detail and is well worth reading (at the link provided above one can purchase the chapter or the whole book). Our sincere thanks to Paola Minoia for sharing this excerpt.

VeneziaCamb!a this is the first of our look at some of the Citizens’ Associations that are working to make a difference for Venice.

Italia Nostra: End of 2016 Statement. This statement provides a powerful summary of the problems still waiting to be solved in Venice,  not just in 2016 but also moving forward in to an uncertain and politically hostile 2017.