Tag: protest

Venice rises up against the ships that are sinking the city

Venice, like many Italian cities, has a complicated relationship with tourists. On the one hand, they bring much needed revenues to the city, comprising a significant part of its income; on the other, they sometimes bring out the worst in its citizens, and indeed, worsen Venice. One of the most beautiful cities in the world,…

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Ciemmona’s Critical Mass weekend concludes in sunshine at the sea

Ciemmona’s three-day Critical Mass event last weekend in Rome concluded with a great outing to the sea and a good-natured celebration on the beach. Following rain-spattered meet-ups on Friday and Saturday evenings, Sunday dawned sunny and hot as thousands of cyclists convened in Piazzale Ostiense for a coordinated ride to Ostia. As the pack of…

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PREVIEW: Ciemmona gets Rome on its bike for a three day Critical Mass event

Ci-emm-ona. The letters C and M, spelled phonetically in Italian – plus that slightly elusive ona, the augmentative which basically means “the big one”. This weekend, Rome’s Critical Mass movement – which meets on a monthly basis to remind Rome’s motorists that they’re not the only road users in town – organises three days of…

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