UNESCO may put Venice on the “black list” like Liverpool and Vienna

The lagoon city risks a downgrade that has no direct consequence, but which would impact the prestige and attraction for tourists. Bandarin: “It would be serious” 24 June 2021 By Vera Mantengoli The background What would happen to Venice if it ended up in the so-called – and much feared – “black list”? Materially nothing, … More UNESCO may put Venice on the “black list” like Liverpool and Vienna

UNESCO to Venice: stop the exodus of residents

The organization also criticizes the sale of public buildings by the City without restrictions on type of use. By Enrico Tantucci 24 August 2020 VENEZIA. Stop the exodus and increase the number of residents in Venice, with new policies to facilitate acquiring housing and a job that is outside the tourism sector. Among the fifty … More UNESCO to Venice: stop the exodus of residents

UNESCO report: Venice is still at risk. “Fewer tourists, no to new hotels and cruise ships”

The situation has worsened, raising the possibility of being moved to the Endangered Sites list. Cruise ships should go to Trieste if not moved out of the lagoon. [Ed. Note: It was UNESCO’s threat to list Venice as Endangered four years ago that led to the creation of this web site. So, I just had … More UNESCO report: Venice is still at risk. “Fewer tourists, no to new hotels and cruise ships”

UNESCO accepts report on Venice with no discussion at Baku. Europa Nostra issues statement of protest

[Note: what follows is not a translation but a direct transcript of the statement released by Europa Nostra earlier today -Ed.] 43RD SESSION OF THE WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE STATEMENT BY EUROPA NOSTRA ON THE STATE OF CONSERVATION REPORT WITH REGARD TO VENICE AND ITS LAGOON Thank you Madam Chair. On behalf of our large movement … More UNESCO accepts report on Venice with no discussion at Baku. Europa Nostra issues statement of protest

Italia Nostra asks UNESCO to place Venice and the Lagoon on the list of Endangered Sites

[What follows is a statement released by Italia Nostra after a press conference in Rome on 24 June – Ed.] 24 June 2019 The cruise ship accident last June 2 in the Canale della Giudecca has exposed the fact that Venice is at serious risk. Everyone seems to agree that the big ships should no … More Italia Nostra asks UNESCO to place Venice and the Lagoon on the list of Endangered Sites

UNESCO extends deadline again – until Feb. 2020

Venice still at risk of placement on “endangered list”. An extension is granted until 1 February 2020, but the State and City must provide “concrete” responses about the safeguarding of the lagoon. By Gloria Bertasi 25 May 2019 VENEZIA. They were supposed to decide in July, at the plenary session of the World Heritage Committee. … More UNESCO extends deadline again – until Feb. 2020

“A Science Fiction Novel”: Italia Nostra’s first response to Brugnaro’s Report.

[Ed. Note: this is statement that was released on Italia Nostra’s web site, not a news story.] A Science Fiction Novel 25 January 2019 With access to the documents, Italia Nostra has been able to look at and subsequently to obtain a full copy of the Report that UNESCO requested of the Italian State with … More “A Science Fiction Novel”: Italia Nostra’s first response to Brugnaro’s Report.

UNESCO report without mention of GPL plant angers committee: other cities “Ignored by Brugnaro”

Roberto Rossi condemns report in front of MIBAC in Rome; the “Venice and its Lagoon” report called for the involvement of all the cities on the coast. By Elisabetta B. Anzoletti 19 January 2019 CHIOGGIA. There is no mention of the GPL (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) storage depot in the report sent to Paris regarding the … More UNESCO report without mention of GPL plant angers committee: other cities “Ignored by Brugnaro”

City of Venice sent report to UNESCO without showing it to anyone. Italia Nostra to receive documents Jan. 20 if City complies with appeal.

Anger over a process that should have involved associations and citizens. By Vera Mantengoli, 12 January 2019 VENEZIA. Regarding the subject of UNESCO: yesterday afternoon MIBAC Minister Alberto Bonisoli made reference to the report sent to UNESCO by the City of Venice. It’s a report that nobody has ever seen, staring with the city council. … More City of Venice sent report to UNESCO without showing it to anyone. Italia Nostra to receive documents Jan. 20 if City complies with appeal.

Venice, UNESCO and tourists: after two years, how to count the tourists remains unknown.

Only a partnership between the City, UNESCO and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage can guarantee a check and supervision over the sustainability of the tourist presence in the City, but for now it is not possible to know the necessary data for examining the situation, which has been analyzed by the responsible commission, led by … More Venice, UNESCO and tourists: after two years, how to count the tourists remains unknown.