Associazione Piazza San Marco
March 20, 2015


The proposal for a restricted number in St Mark’s Square and entrance only by reservation continues to arouse discussion among residents, tourists and the mass media. Today the proposal was taken up by the Il Venerdi insert of La Repubblica, which opens an article with this title: ‘The latest discovery for Venice: a restricted number for St Mark’s Square’. The article illustrates the proposal recalling that residents and those staying in hotels who already pay the overnight tax would be excluded by the ‘reservation’ ... in any case the decision will be up to the future mayor of the city. It must be noted that the article is accompanied by a photo of the president of the Associazione Piazza San Marco, Alberto Nardi, who states in the article that he does not agree with the idea of cordoning off the square even if ‘it is true that sooner or later we must find a way to check this daily invasion, which furthermore is destined to increase. Venice cannot be a theme park that opens in the morning and closes in the evening. The accesses need to be controlled. And the city decongested of events’.