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Venice in Peril says "the newly appointed minister of culture, Giancarlo Galan, has told La Nuova Venezia newspaper (29 March 2011) that the mega-ads in St Mark's Square and down the Grand Canal must go". Thank goodness. Let's hope it happens soon.

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1. Re: Mega-advertisements

The Italian culture minister can only decide on matters that lie within his competence. The monuments defaced with mega-ads belong to the city of Venice, which sells the space and collects the money.

The minister can try friendly persuasion, but I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for the ads to disappear.

Edited: 04 April 2011, 17:34
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It's interesting to see that the companies currently advertising, are not as up market as the ones last September - is there a high season and low season rate?

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Does his power reach as far as the Vatican, will he be making them take down the WIND advertisements? Probably not. I imagine it is these adverts which are actually paying the cost of the renovations. Which is the lesser of the two evils?

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The lesser of the 2 evils is me not paying more taxes for those renovations :D

Seriously, if the new minister wants the mega-advertisements to go he should just give more funds to cities like Venice. If he doesn't he's just chatting...

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