All driven by their love for the city and by the desire to leave a presence, a helping hand, a concrete achievement, the adventure of the Wings of Venice began long before its official creation in January 2018.
It starts in fact in July 2016 when after having visited the city for years and experienced its decline caused by a monoculture tourism, the invasion by 28 million tourists and the exasperation of its inhabitants were felt more than ever.
The subject is not simple and sometimes paradoxical between tourism, the heart of the city’s essential activity, and the need to preserve the authentic aspect of the city, its history, its craftsmanship, its unique way of life and its inhabitants.
Indeed, the tourist monoculture leads it to a progressive division of the city sold piece by piece, from apartments, to shops and workshops, palaces and administrative structures. This leaves little room for a future in Venice for young Venetians.
We have thus participated in several urban mobilizations of extremely diverse backgrounds (see press) because since the beginning of this adventure we are and want to represent only a part of the world’s citizens, unconditional lovers of the most beautiful heritage jewel of humanity.
The main activity of the Wings of Venice will be to support realistic and materially feasible projects for the Venetians in Venice through your donations and by seeking financial partners abroad.
Our objective is to provide equipment to volunteer Venetians who, despite the very high cost of living in Venice, take their time and money to maintain, improve and build in their city. We also purchase the equipment in local shops approved by these associations in order to deliver equipment and to have a very concrete action that can be audited for more clarity and reliability.
LES AILES DE VENISE
5 RUE SAINT BENOIT