Venice Historical Regatta, the flagship “Bissona” – Veneto ready

VENICE – The “Bissona Serenissima”, flagship of the boats of the Municipality of Venice, is ready to open the water procession of the Historical Regatta, the appointment scheduled for Sunday 6 September. At the Arsenale of Venice, in the Galeazze canal, the presentation took place after the completion of the restoration and renovation of the boat, twenty meters long, with a keel bottom, moved by 18 rowers. The works, which began on January 27, ended on August 27, despite the interruption caused by Covid-19.

Made between 1956 and 1958 by the shipwright ‘Nino’ ​​Giuponi with oak, acacia, larch, pine, elm wood, decorated with sculptural elements and gilded wooden ornaments, the Bissona had long needed a recovery intervention that guaranteed its structural integrity and buoyancy, especially for the safety of the crew and guests.

After the restoration in 2008, when the boat was sunk and considered completely lost, the “Serenissima” had had only a few minor maintenance interventions in recent years and was used, for the time strictly necessary, only at the ceremonies of the “Sensa” ( the Ascension, for the Marriage of the sea of ​​Venice) and the Historica.

The restoration work began after obtaining the approval of the project from the Archaeological, Fine Arts and Landscape Superintendence for the Municipality of Venice and the Lagoon, as the Bissona has been recognized as a “movable asset of cultural interest”. The hull was refurbished by a shipyard specializing in historic boats, identified by the in-house company Insula Spa; the ornaments and wooden sculptures were instead handled by a restorer registered in the national register of the Mibact.


Lamorgese, work on immigration decree closed – Ultima Ora

(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 10 – The work on the immigration decree “is closed. I am waiting for the opinion of the Anci because the reception system has changed a bit. The reception centers will have to be managed by the municipalities. I hope to be able to send the text at Palazzo Chigi before mid-August, then it will be discussed in September. The important thing is to have found a text shared with the majority “. This was stated by the Minister of the Interior, Luciana Lamorgese, interviewed at the Caffeina Festival in Santa Severa by Marco Tarquinio, director of Avvenire. In the new immigration decree we have incorporated “all the observations that had been made by the Presidency of the Republic. And we went further: we have modified the reception system also for those who are asylum seekers, so that they enter the reception circuit identical to the one that is reserved today to those who are holders of humanitarian protection, returning a bit to the way it was before “.

“About 14 thousand migrants have arrived since the beginning of the year.

The number that raised the bar – he recalled – is the one that derives from the month of July, when there was a very strong political and economic crisis in Tunisia and people who would never have thought of leaving their country and venture to our shores “.

“We have tried to organize everything to avoid contagion and try to isolate those who are positive, bearing in mind that the communities do not accept them. And Covid makes things even more complicated, even for migrants and for the fact that we we keep in quarantine “, added the minister. (HANDLE).