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Closing the Venice Kayak chapter

My company Venice Kayak is finally being closed after years of bureaucratic issues – another Venice Kayak still remains

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Yes we can!

The city of Venice issued yet another ban on kayaking in the city canals on June 3rd, 2019, and Venice Kayak has taken the city administration to court yet again.

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Kayak ban – preliminary hearing

Venice Kayak continues to fight for the right to kayak in Venice. The tribunal has, however, ruled against us in a preliminary hearing.

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Kayaking ban – Venice Kayak?

Venice Kayak has to modify the range of tours on offer, due to the newest ban in kayaks in Venice. We can no longer do all the tours on all the days.

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New kayak ban in Venice

The municipal administration in Venice has issued yet another ban on kayaking in the city.

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Ban on kayaking in Venice (continued)

The City of Venice did it again, and issued a ban on kayaking in Venice active from August 1st, 2018. Venice Kayak took the city to count, and won, so the ban is overturned for the time being.

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Press release: Legal Recourse Accepted

The TAR Veneto (Tribunale amministrativo regionale del Veneto) has decided in favour of the legal recourse of Venice Kayak against the kayaking ban introduced last August.

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Kayak ban court hearing

The final hearing of the legal recourse of Venice Kayak against the kayaking ban in Venice, was held on february 6th, but the sentence will only be published later.

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Kayaking ban status

The TAR Veneto (Tribunale amministrativo regionale del Veneto) has held a preliminary hearing on October 3rd, to express judgment on the suspension of the kayaking ban.

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Kayking banned in Venice for fictitious reasons

This post explains in more details where you can go kayaking and when in Venice with the August 1st 2018 ban in force.

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Press release: legal recourse against ban on kayaking in Venice

Press release announcing the legal recourse at the TAR Veneto against the decision 433/2018 of the City of Venice, sent to the local Venetian press on Monday, September 3rd, 2018:

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Consequences of recent kayaking ban in Venice

The City of Venice has banned kayaks in Venice at almost all times, so Venice Kayak can only do a few of the tours advertised on our web site.

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Ban on kayaking in Venice

Venice bans kayaks and other small boats, favouring damaging and polluting motor traffic over lighter ecological and sustainable means of transport. A ban on kayaking is not the right way forward for Venice.

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Winter in Venice

Winter light is different, even if the weather isn’t very wintery here in Venice now. These photos are from a tour on December 27th around the city.

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Long time, no racks

Venice Kayak has now operated for eight seasons, and to celebrate that we have finally made some racks for the kayaks. For the first time ever we haven’t got any kayaks lying around on the ground. The three boats below aren’t ours 🙂 Next project must be to make a rack for the gondola.

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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 generale della navigazione nei rii e canali a traffico esclusivamente […]

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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 and other canals will be reduced to the hours 8am-3pm […]

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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 itself was rather inconclusive, there was a recognition that there […]

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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, the city’s canal network has been cut to pieces, from […]

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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 and canoes in Venice. Arcobaleno is one of the oldest […]