Terrorists in Venice!?


Just got this news from an Italian friend: Authorities arrested four men who were planning to bomb the Rialto Bridge.


The Telegraph article

I emailed with a Venetian friend who works near Campo Manin, where one of the men was arrested. He said that the arrest went smoothly, as far as he could tell. Any of my readers who live in Venice–what have you heard or seen? What’s the news… (wait for it)…on the Rialto?

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5 Responses to Terrorists in Venice!?

  1. Rita Bottoms says:

    thanks, Kathleen, and yipes! appreciate the info. leaving for Venice tomorrow.

  2. J P Maher says:

    “The Rialto” is (mis)understood by Shakespeare & other furriners as the bridge itself. It is really the “high bank”, the island of the Rialto Mercato, the merchant quarter of medieval Venice. The Rialto bridge, Ponte di Rialto, crosses the Grand Canal between Rialto and San Marco islands.

  3. Nancy Schwalen says:

    Yikes! That would be a tragedy if it were carried out. I’m glad they were caught. I hope this doesn’t give any other misfits any ideas.

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