Cruise Ship Accident in Venice /2: How Ships Damage the Lagoon and What Is Being Done. Expert Opinions

On 2 June 2019, a cruise ship accident happened in Venice: MSC Opera, paralized by a motor defect just after passing Piazza San Marco, was drifting helplessly for 500 meters, past the major symbol of our city, Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute. Two tug boats were able to delay the accident, pulling the 65-ton…

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Cruise Ship Accident in Venice, 02 June 2019: What Happened, the Background and the Future

On 2 June, a cruise ship accident happened in Venice. Immediately afterwards, the debate on the future of these giants ploughing the Lagoon was opened. In this post, we summarize what happened, share the suggestions discussed and the solution proposed by the major expert in the field of Lagoon engineering and hydraulics, Professor Luigi d’Alpaos…

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Amalfi, Venice, and the Mediterranean Sea: La Regata delle Repubbliche Marinare for Venetians and Visitors

Saturday 1 June 2019 dawned sunny in Venice. Enveloped in a blue sky, without the morning mist hiding the city during any day in May, the summer mood is gradually taking over. It’s the quality of the light and the height of the lush green grass and (edible) herbs we noticed at the Pineta di…

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A Walk around the Biennale Area + Food Guide

It’s that time of the year again! La Biennale di Venezia 2019 opened on 14 May, and from this event comes to our idea to take you around the exposition area, beyond the main venues (Padiglione Centrale (Giardini) and Arsenale (Gaggiandre, Giardino delle Vergini, Lorenzo Quinn – Building Bridges) where the Biennale takes place in…

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Risi e Bisi & How to Spend 25 April in Venice

In Venice, 25 April usually starts out sunny, and our first walk in the morning leads us to the Piazza to buy a few rosebuds called el boccolo at the stall in front of the Basilica run by various Onlus associations. When you arrive here around 8:30 am, there’s already a little crowd waiting next…

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Guide to the Easter Traditions of Venice

Easter and the Easter week in Venice usher in the real, lush, beautiful spring in the Lagoon: People love eating breakfast outside, and it’s pleasantly warm by 9 am. The city is filled with blossoms, and we all forward to traditional and new!! Easter breads and treats. And we do look forward to Pasquetta, Easter…

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