Lorenza Lain, Hotel Ca ’Sagredo and the Venetian Hoteliers Association, imagines the city of Venice open to the world but selective in its choices, full of citizens and guests who live, breathe and respect the city.
Vdv: How do you imagine Venice in the future?
In the future I imagine Venice as in the past 80s / 90s, with less day tourism and more “guests” who reside in hotels and live, breathe and respect the city (without consuming it). A city where many people can return to live as Venetian residents.
Vdv: What can politics and citizens do for the reborn of Venice?
Rather than reborn, I would say transformation: politics must give an address in the sense of a city open to the world but selective in its choices, and citizens continue to be “Venetian”, therefore tenacious, positive and supportive.
Vdv: Propose a specific idea in at least one of these areas: environment, housing, work, culture, safety, tourism.
Strengthening the Department of Tourism and Culture which must have a broad capacity to interact with local, regional and national institutions and dialogue with international key players. Also, it’s important to have the capacity to support the Councilor of Tourism in a committee of technicians who is an expression of the most important categories in the city, which collaborates with those who coordinate the events from strategies.
For #RiscrivereilFuturo di Venezia project, Venezia da Vivere and Associazione Piazza San Marco interviewed entrepreneurs, curators, directors of cultural institutions, university rectors and teachers, hoteliers, event organizers and citizens, who live and work in Venice. This is an open debate with citizens to create an idea of a city in balance with the environment, work and its civitas.
Photos by Settimo Cannatella, @seventhsoul, for Venezia da Vivere.