Villa Pisani becomes more accessible thanks to Venicemarathon
Venice, 9 October 2019 - This afternoon Venicemarathon has gave to Villa Pisani National Museum, the start line of the 34th Huawei Venicemarathon on 27 October, a permanent ramp that will improve access and use of this architectural to people with mobility difficulties.
This is the first of a series of actions, for the environmental sustainability and accessibility, that the organizers of the Venice Marathon will develop during this edition for the “Zero Waste Blue sport events for territorial development ”, a project promoted, also, by the Regione Veneto and financed thanks to the Interreg Italy-Croatia Program.
The Venicemarathon, since last year has been selected by the Regione Veneto as a pilot event to test sustainable and accessible solutions. One of the points of this project is the realization of a work to improve the accessibility of cultural heritage. So Venicemarathon and the Regione Veneto immediately agreed to build this ramp for Villa Pisani.
The mayor of Stra Caterina Cacciavillani and the deputy mayor Mario Ferraresso, Nadia Giarretta of the Regione Veneto Tourism Directorate and President Piero Rosa Salva, General Manager Lorenzo Cortesi and Councilor Ivano Sacchetto were welcomed by the director of the Villa Pisani National Museum, Arch. Loretta Zega. In the various interventions, everyone recognized the added value that this structure will bring to the "queen" of the Venetian villas.
The inauguration of the ramp at Villa Pisani