Welcome to the website of the non-profit association “The Wings of Venice”
A voluntary association subject to the law of July 1901, which aims to carry a project of solidarity and participative tourism with the city of Venice and its Venetians.
An action born of the overwhelming realization of the destructive impacts of mass tourism on the city of Venice and its citizens and its social fabric.
The association “Wings of Venice” is devoted to the Venetian cause and to the maintenance of a human and social identity in Venice increasingly rare in the face of the flooding represented by mass tourism with 30 million tourists per year and the gradual exodus of 53 000 current inhabitants of the historical center who were still 120 000 only 50 years ago.
Originally the association is part of the love for Venice of its members and founding members genuine amateur and frequent visitors to the city and the overwhelming finding that the position of the one who visits Venice is not so easy to the extent that for more About twenty years ago, he was able to witness the gradual disappearance of the Venetians ‘ presence and their citizens ‘ lives in Venice. Without this indispensable presence, the risk is the museumification of the city, the transformation into a theme park.
During our travels, we have often made the observation that apart from our current expenses (hotels, rentals, restaurants, souvenirs…) We had in fact little easily the possibility or the time to participate directly in the Venetian life so rich of meetings , emotion, transmission. A Venetian city life that at the rate of the gradual exodus of its population is seriously misleading.
The wings of Venice propose to make you participate in a very concrete way and from home, in support of the Venetian associations in order to maintain a living and authentic social fabric in Venice.
Through our association, we give you the possibility to make with the selected Venetian voluntary associations very effective objectives. By giving, you allow us to buy in Venice and to offer on your part, material indispensable for the realization of the missions they have set.
So you make the local business work from home, as we buy the equipment on the spot and give you a real boost to your generosity.
We have established a quality charter that allows you to select projects and associations according to specific criteria and we give you the opportunity to consult.