Mayor defends Venice as 'wheelchair-accessible'
City chided by Bernardo Bertolucci after film fest17 September, 15:26
Critics, including acclaimed international director Bernardo Bertolucci who recently visited the city in his capacity as head of the Venice Film festival jury, claim the area makes life very difficult for those with mobility issues. Bertolucci uses a wheelchair. Orsoni said he disagreed with recent comments made by Bertolucci, who had "evidently let himself go to say things that show he only has a superficial knowledge of the city".