Abandoned for many years now, I wonder if maybe il Sindaco Brugnaro will let me buy it and fix it up. Sassi Italy Tours World HQ in the lagoon? Why not!
We’ve been arguing in favor of something like this for some time, and when Doug pointed me to this article, it was somewhat encouraging–but unfortunately the forces working against the lagoon’s best interests are well monied and have Mayor Brugnaro’s backing.
When we were in Venice last week, I noticed that the water was clearer than I’d ever seen it, and it was no accident–the massive amounts of moving water and turbidity from mega cruise ships passing through the lagoon hurts Venice and the ships themselves are frankly eyesores in this magical, ancient place. Hopefully the suspension of the suspension will only be temporary.