Articles: About Venice

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News on the Rialto Fish Market’s Future

According to a February 6 article in La Nuova Venezia, the City and Port Both ensure that nothing has been decided on the speculative news of the transfer of the Tronchetto wholesale fish market to Fusina and the effect it might have on the historic fish market at the Rialto Pescheria.

The Closing of the Rialto Fish Market? Sign the petition to Just Say No.

Moving the wholesale market to Fusina would certainly make transport to the Rialto pescheria impractical and cost prohibitive. Could the inconceivable really happen? Sign the petition to register your opinion.

Extra, extra: Sior Rioba, to be whole once again.

The news arrived first the via a message from l’Associazione Olivolo (established to protect Venetian tradition), and seemed nothing short of a miracle: they found it. They found the head of our dear Sior Rioba. The missing marble mass (along with its good-luck iron nose) was discovered this morning in the Sotoportego di Calle de…

Siòr Rioba: you don’t deserve this.

Crossing Campo dei Mori yesterday, on the way home from a magnificent row through the barene north of Burano followed by an abundant fish frittura hosted by the Voga e Para rowing club, I was stopped in my tracks when I glanced up at the familiar Moro merchant with the iron nose eternally perched on…

Cities, Silk, and Samurai: don’t forget the Fortuny

Now is the perfect time to discover the Fortuny: until July 18th, it’s hosting three exhibits that are not only intriguing in their own right, but are also highly complementary each other.