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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Rediscovering My Neighborhood in Venice: Castello Food Guide

Welcome to my neighborhood in Venice, where I grew up! This is the first of four blog posts, in which I introduce you to the part of Venice I know best. I’ll take you for a walk around¬†Castello, east of Piazza San Marco, and will share¬†my favorite restaurants for lunch and dinner. You will also…

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Ferragosto in the Lagoon: Secret Torcello

A walk along wild secret gardens (so refreshing!) on a far-off island in the Lagoon awaits you in this blog article, which I’m publishing in time for Ferragosto :-) It’s holiday week in Venice, and the number of tourists in town exceed every expectation. Yet, there are areas in Venice and the Lagoon that almost…

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Visit to the Largest Olive Grove in the Lagoon

Instead of hiding in the garden on a particularly hot August afternoon, I discovered a special secret place, so cool and breezy, amongst lush plants growing on an island south of Venice. A garden island, not walled, so you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Lagoonscape, San Clemente, Santo Spirito, and even Poveglia.

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Lido di Venezia: Summer Guide to Exploring Beaches, Gardens and Local Food

When I opened this week’s newsletter from Detourism Venezia, I was drawn to the sentence: ” It will be very hot in Venice next week. We suggest going for walks early in the morning and in the evening. This is also your opportunity to explore the Lido island …”.

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