Novelist opposes mega-ads in Venice
"They are horrible. They may be useful, but they should be much more attractive. I would have thought they might actually damage the image of the advertisers. Italians are so good at making beautiful things, I don't understand why they have produced such ugly advertisements. You could just show the sponsor's logo, or hold a competition for high quality advertisements-for example, ask artists to design them".
Corriere del Veneto, 4 May 2011