We've moved from Baltimore, Maryland USA to Venice, Italy in pursuit of living our dream!


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

New transportation woes in Venice

In recent months the local news has been filled with articles concerning Venice's increasing transportation difficulties, including more large cruise ships, vaporettos crowded with tourists, and even new limits on kayaks, canoes and dragon boats. Yes, even dragon boats, so I've been directly impacted by the new regulations our temporary mayor put in place mid-April. Fortunately, those stringent rules have been modified a bit, so soon we'll be rowing back on the Grand Canal.

The other day I witnessed yet another traffic issue. I thought surely this would make headline news the next morning.  Our interim mayor needs to get on this problem before it gets completely out of hand.





Double parking in Venice.   (It was in front of a toy store, I can totally understand the necessity.)

10 comments:

Michelle said...

If that is the only double parking you have to worry about lucky you.
But I also understand about the limit on Dragon Boats! They need to limit cruise ships....not Dragon Boats!

karen said...

Just couldn't resist, this photo was too cute!

Freda said...

So glad you can row on the Grand Canal again - it seems only right! The gigantic cruise ships so close to Venice are an abomination.

karen said...

Completely agree, Freda. Butz the city government doesn't seem to agree with me!!!

Durant Imboden said...

They aren't double-parking, they're Google self-driving scooters getting ready for a drag race.

Durant Imboden said...

They aren't double parking, they're Google self-driving scooters getting ready for a drag race.

jotraveller said...

I am so thrilled to read of your adventures. How I ache to come back to Venice one day. https://jotraveller.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/my-place-in-time/

karen said...

Ciao, Jotraveler!
Thanks so much for reading, and taking time to leave a comment. Hopefully one day you will return. I found Venice just too difficult to resist!

K

karen said...

Ciao, Jotraveler!
Thanks so much for reading, and taking time to leave a comment. Hopefully one day you will return. I found Venice just too difficult to resist!

K

karen said...

Ciao, Jotraveler!
Thanks so much for reading, and taking time to leave a comment. Hopefully one day you will return. I found Venice just too difficult to resist!

K