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The World 22.10.2020: Is Overtourism Over?

The World spoke to We are here Venice about the city’s changing relationship with tourism following the Covid-19 lockdown in Italy in spring 2020. The article compares Venice’s situation with other European cities known for attracting overwhelming numbers of tourists,…

The Telegraph 25.09.2020: How Venice is faring in its worst year since the plague hit

We are here Venice gave comment to The Telegraph, who recently published an article on Venice’s recovery following Covid-19 travel restrictions. It saddens us that Venice is more often in the news because of its problems like overtourism. The city…

CGTN: A city for locals or for tourists?

Beijing news outlet CGTN spoke to We are here Venice about the effect of Covid-19 measures on Venice’s economy, and how the city might diversify its activities in the future to become more resilient. Even with months of lockdown and…

The Telegraph 12.09.2020: How a new art exhibition in Venice is shining a light on the planet’s battle against rising oceans

We are here Venice jointly hosted a visit in the lagoon for group of journalists invited to Venice for the re-opening of Ocean Space. In an article by the Telegraph considerations extend to the environmental challenges of Venice and, if addressed correctly,…

Wish Magazine 04.09.2020: Venice Regained

We are here Venice contributed to an in-depth feature on Venice in Australian magazine Wish, who reached out to us to learn about the city’s complex and delicate lagoon system. What’s increasingly clear is that the lagoon is the protagonist of…

Geo France 03.09.2020: Venice Rediscovered

We are here Venice was contacted by Geo France to contribute to a detailed exploration of the city’s potential rebirth following Covid-19 restrictions. In the middle of the lagoon, on the island of Sant’Erasmo, the Frenchman Michel Thoulouze is savouring…

The Christian Science Monitor 05.08.2020: COVID-19 empties tourist traps in Europe: Crisis or opportunity?

WahV’s report Whose City Is It Anyway?, written by Carolyn Smith and Jane da Mosto, was featured in the US publication The Christian Science Monitor. Efforts are underway to encourage Venetians to stay in Venice, rather than flee to cheaper…

Il Corriere del Veneto 21.07.2020: Rethinking the city after Acqua Alta and Covid

Image: Eleonora Sovrani. Il Corriere del Veneto – a local newspaper for the Veneto region of Italy – has reported on WahV’s latest published report, Whose City Is It Anyway? Acqua alta on the 12th of November and Covid-19. There…

CNET 20.07.2020: Venice has been fighting floods for centuries. It’s losing

We are here Venice contributed to CNET’s recent feature on the MOSE mobile flood barrier in Venice. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

The Economist 12.07.2020: Venice Tests Its Flood Defences

On 10 July 2020, Venice’s mobile flood barrier – known as the MOSE – was tested for the first time. We are here Venice’s Jane da Mosto provided The Economist with insight into the project’s troubled past. The causes of…

The New York Times 02.07.2020: Venice Tourism May Never Be the Same. It Could Be Better

The New York Times got in touch with We are here Venice to discuss how tourism in Venice might change for the better after the Covid-19 lockdown.   Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Belgian, Danish, Swedish, and Polish media get in touch for post Covid-19 insight

Image by Annie Drew. Danish national newspaper Information, along with Belgian De Standaard, Swedish Dagens Nyheter and Polish Rzeczpospolita got in touch with We are here Venice to explore the city’s changed outlook after Covid-19 brought drastic changes to the…

CNN 19.06.2020: For some Venice residents, reopening after lockdown is bittersweet

We are here Venice’s Jane da Mosto spoke to CNN about the return of tourism to Venice post-lockdown. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Deutsche Welle 16.06.2020: What will be the future of tourism in Venice?

Image by Annie Drew. Very few people are still want — or are able — to live in the city itself. Many landlords find it far more lucrative to rent their properties to tourists than to a family with an…

RAI, Il Messaggero 08.06.2020: We must protect 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030

Image by Annie Drew. Our campaign to restructure Venice’s relationship with cruise tourism has been featured in Italian national television network RAI, national newspaper Il Messaggero and local newspaper La Nuova Venezia. For World Ocean Day 2020, We are here…

The Guardian 03.06.2020: ‘It’s an exciting beginning’: Venice opens to tourists

Image by Annie Drew. As the world looks to Venice to see how the city will cope with the return (or lack thereof) of tourism, The Guardian featured We are here Venice in an article detailing the re-opening of the…

The Art Newspaper 29.05.2020: The Green debate: How can the international art market recover sustainably?

Image by Eleonora Sovrani. WahV contributed to an article in The Art Newspaper, exploring how the art world can get back to business sustainably after the Covid-19 lockdown. Europe needs to reduce its emissions by 15% per year to equitably…

CityLab 20.05.2020: When the Cruise Ships Stop Coming

Image by Anna Zemella. The cruise industry has featured frequently in headlines due to its mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic. As restrictions are eased, CityLab explores the unsustainability of the cruise sector and the problems it causes in port cities,…

The LA Times 18.05.2020: European hot spots like Venice, Italy, are reopening, but without many tourists

Venice is predicted to be one of the last places to which travelers return, because social distancing measures are so difficult in the city’s winding streets and narrow alleyways. “Nothing is going to bounce back,” Da Mosto said. “We can’t…

CNN 18.05.2020: Deserted Venice contemplates a future without tourist hordes after Covid-19

The problem for Venice isn’t the lack of tourists, it’s the lack of permanent residents. And with more residents, the city will reflect more the Venetian culture and the wonderful lifestyle that this extraordinary city offers and future visitors to…

The New York Times 16.05.2020: Virus Lockdown Gives Venice a Shot at Reimagining Tourism

Visions for Venice’s future include calls to offer tax breaks to bring traditional manufacturing back to the historic centre. Civic groups have suggested incentives to restore traditional ways of Venetian life, like the standing rowboats used for centuries by residents…

The Guardian 19.04.2020: Is the Cruise Industry Finally out of its Depth?

Cruises should adapt to cities, not the other way round. – Eleonora Sovrani We are here Venice contributed to an article by The Guardian exposing the failings of the cruise ship industry in light of the Covid-19 crisis, but also…

The Sydney Herald 28.02.2020: Venice, birthplace of quarantine, paralysed by disaster that can’t be seen

At WahV, we hope that the situation with coronavirus will lead to radical changes in development of diversified economic activity in Venice. We were contacted by the Sydney Morning Herald to give our viewpoint on the impact of the outbreak.…

The Guardian 29.02.2020: ‘It’s the last nail in the coffin’: Venice Empties as Coronavirus Spreads

If this is a wake-up call, who is listening? The Guardian‘s Hannah Roberts got in touch with We are here Venice to explore the impact of coronavirus on tourism in Venice – the city’s main industry. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

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