Living in Venice

Regata Storica

Regata Storica

This year’s Regata Storica was held on September 6th, and we went down to look in our gondola, which we moored just opposite the Erberia close to Rialto.

Tour of the lagoon

Tour of the lagoon

We went for a tour around the lagoon of Venice on Sunday, up north past Burano and Torcello to the abandoned islands of Sant’Ariano, La Cura and further up to some of the fish farms in the lagoon.

No Grandi Navi

No Grandi Navi

On May 9th there was a fairly large demonstration in Venice against the passage of the cruise ships in the lagoon. We went and took some photos.

Kayak ban in Venice – new rules in force from tomorrow

Kayak ban in Venice – new rules in force from tomorrow

The recent kayaking ban on the Grand Canal and other canals has been partially overturned. The new rules are explained here. They will be in effect from tomorrow morning, April 23rd. The formal publication of the new rules are on the city’s web site: Disciplina […]

Simone Costantini

Simone Costantini

In Venice there’s a lot of boat traffic, and of course accidents happen. Especially after dark. Ten years ago, on April 15th 2005, Simone Costantini, a young gondoliere from the Lido, was on his way back from work in his motorboat, when hit a briccola […]

Kayaking ban in Venice – new rules

Kayaking ban in Venice – new rules

The rules for paddling in Venice city will be moderated from April 20th. The new rules were decided by the city executive on April 3rd, published officially on April 9th and they’ll be executive ten days after publication. The kayak/canoe/dragon/sup ban in the Grand Canal […]

Kayaking ban in Venice – the city’s proposal

Kayaking ban in Venice – the city’s proposal

The City of Venice has issues a wide ban on kayaks, canoes, SUPs, dragon boats and more. Yesterday I had a meeting with a representative of the municipal government, sufficiently high up in the hierarchy to be able to influence municipal policies. While the meeting […]

Kayaking ban in Venice – dialogue with the city administration

Kayaking ban in Venice – dialogue with the city administration

Venice has issued a ban on kayaks, canoes, dragon boats and more, which is effective from Sunday, March 1st. Currently it is illegal to go by kayak, canoe or dragon boat on the Grand Canal and several other canals in the city. As a consequence, […]

Kayaking ban in Venice – legal challenge

Kayaking ban in Venice – legal challenge

Venice has issued a ban on kayaks, canoes, dragon boats and more, which will be effective from Sunday, March 1st. This ban will harm the activities of several groups. The local kayaking association Arcobaleno has initiated a legal challenge to the new regulation banning kayaks […]

Kayaking ban in Venice – where and how to help

Kayaking ban in Venice – where and how to help

Venice has issued a ban on kayaks, canoes, dragon boats and more, which will be effective from Sunday, March 1st. This ban will harm the activities of several groups. All of these groups, together with the Italian Federation for Canoe and Kayak (FICK) and other […]