UNESCO regularly reviews its World Heritage Sites and says those in Venice are ‘in danger’.
UNESCO has recommended that Venice and its lagoon be added to its list of World Heritage in Danger.
They say Italy is not doing enough to protect the city from the impact of climate change and mass tourism.
UNESCO says Venice faces “long-standing but urgent issues” that are not being solved due to “a lack of overall joint strategic vision for the longterm preservation of the property.”
Is overtourism an issue in Venice?
Venice, known for its canals and cultural sites, has been struggling with overtourism for years. On a single day during the 2019 Carnival, some
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