The fact that Venice is in danger has been known for a long time. It turns out that the situation looks really dangerous, because UNESCO experts have stepped in. They recommend that the city be added to the heritage endangered list, otherwise it may sink.
Venice is one of the most recognizable cities in Italy. The place on the lagoon is associated with charming bridges, canals, streets, blue water, gondolas, the Doge’s Palace, as well as St. Mark’s Square and the famous film festival. Although it deserved to be called unique, it still has not been included in the list of endangered cultural heritage. Now there is a chance that will change.
Venice in danger. It may sink
The main threats to Venice are mainly due to climate change and mass tourism. This entails the risk of irreversible losses in the extraordinary, universal heritage.
Venice is sinking mainly due to the pumping out of large amounts of groundwater. Although this is happening very slowly, we need to think about the effects of our actions now, because we will see them in the future. Many analyzes show that the city will be flooded at the end of the 21st century. At the moment, a large part of it is flooded every year between October and January,
UNESCO appeals to the head of the region
Although Venice has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1987, so far, despite the threats, it has not gained the status of an endangered heritage. The office of this UN agency issued a recommendation to change this, all this is recommended by UNESCO experts, and the head of the region’s authorities stressed that the whole world should invest in this Italian city.
New rules to help Venice in the near future include: limiting the mass influx of foreign visitors and admission tickets to the city. According to some, this is still not enough for the city to survive.
A new proposal to change the status of Venice is due to be considered in September when all member states vote.