When we think of Venice we immediately think of Italy. It is one of those words that connect our country to the rest of the world. Right now Venice is suffering more than other cities. This is due to a series of dramatic events that have happened over the last months starting with the floods in November and followed by the lockdown due to the pandemic in March. Consequently, international tourism has decreased exponentially due to the new health regulations penalizing a city that was already living in a painful situation.
Venice is struggling to survive and Specchio dei tempi couldn’t stay still and watch. This is why the Foundation, through the project Specchio d’Italia, has decided to intervene. We have made available a fund of 60.000 euros to help small business by donating 3.000 € each. These donations want to be perceived not only as an economical help, but as a representation of the love and affection towards this extraordinary city.
All the donations arriving from private citizens, businesses, authorities and associations will be added to our fund. Our hope is that this initiative will touch the hearts of the guests that will be visiting during The Venice International Film Festival during which the Foundation will be present.
The tender Venice Again was launched on the 1st September. Twenty days were available for the enterprises to participate online and one week later the aid was provided. This initiative is a concrete help in support of the small business (restaurants, artisans, shopkeepers and small entrepreneurs) that represent the heart of Venice.