UNESCO has recommended that one of Italy's most popular and vulnerable tourist sites be included in the list of sites under threat.
Venice under threat
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization calls on the Italian government to “ensure maximum commitment” to address “old problems” Venice, which has been struggling with over-tourism and the effects of climate change for years.
Venice is one of 1,157 World Heritage Sites of 'Outstanding Universal Value'. due to its cultural or natural merit.
The recommendation to include Venice on the list of World Heritage Sites in Danger was made by UNESCO and the experts of the advisory body on the provisional agenda of the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee, which will be held in September in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The draft resolution states that there has been “no significant progress in addressing persistent and complex challenges, such as mass tourism, development projects and change climate».
The draft resolution states that these issues lead to “deterioration and damage to building structures and urban areas, degradation of the cultural and social identity of the site and a threat to the integrity of its cultural, environmental and landscape attributes and values” ;.