Venice has avoided ending up on the UNESCO black list, Culture Minister Alberto Bonisoli said Thursday. “Good news: Venice was in danger but it won’t be put on the black list,” he tweeted.
Venice’s mayor says he will ask UNESCO to add the city to the list, which would restrict the number of visitors allowed.
Inscription as a World Heritage Site can boost local economies. But when annual visitors outnumber residents by as many as 500 to one it can have a negative impact.
As a result of the abundance of tourists, city officials are looking to charge from $3 to $12 to help cover the cost of services, including garbage disposal. Other popular destinations are looking to follow suit.
Venice is one of the tourist destinations in Italy which is the destination of almost all the world’s population. But now the city…
Nearly 50 World Heritage sites are at risk of coastal flooding or erosion from sea-level rise by 2100.
From the floating city of Venice to prehistoric rock carvings in Spain, Europe’s cultural heritage is vulnerable to floods, quakes and wildfires, and requires better protection to preserve it.
Mass tourism is causing some pretty serious damage to popular travel destinations around the world. Here’s a list of the most affected places.