UNESCO Wants Venice On World Heritage In Danger List

29 Oct 2014 10:12 AM | Anonymous

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has passed resolutions that will place Venice on theWorld Heritage in Danger list if the Italian government does not actively protect what the committee describes as “an extraordinary architectural masterpiece.” As the Italian government considers how to handle massive cruise ships overrunning Venice, UNESCO has made is clear that oversize vessels should be banned from the lagoon in order to protect the port city and World Heritage SiteAccording to the Art Newspaper, UNESCO is opposed to any plan that would dramatically alter the land- and seascape surrounding the lagoon, and urges developers to carry out careful environmental impact assessments before beginning any large-scale projects.

Read more at http://www.thevenicetimes.com/unesco-wants-venice-on-the-list-of-world-heritage-in-danger-1025/