Venice and Budapest avoid being classified as “threatened” world heritage

Despite concerns about the two cultural and natural sites, the responsible committee of the UN Organization for Education, Science, Culture and Communication (Unesco) on Thursday at its 44th meeting in the Chinese city of Fuzhou refrained from targeting the two leading European tourist attractions Set red list of endangered sites.

Venice was able to avoid the classification by the passage ban for large cruise ships through parts of the lagoon, which was announced just over a week ago. The committee justified its decision with the ban, which will come into force on August 1, and the planned measures for long-term solutions for shipping, in which options outside the lagoon have priority and other ports in the region are to be called.