Stop to large ships, Unesco does not register Venice as a human heritage at risk

“Averted the inclusion of Venice in the list of the heritage of humanity in danger.” Thus the Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini, comments on the decision of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, taken within the 44th session in remote mode in Fuzhou (People’s Republic of China), not to register the city of Venice and its lagoon in the list of World Heritage Sites in danger. “Thanks to the government’s decisions on blocking the passage of large ships in front of San Marco and the Giudecca canal, a first, important result is achieved. Now, the global attention on Venice must remain high and it is everyone’s duty to work for the protection of the lagoon and identify a sustainable development path for this unique reality, in which culture and the creative industry are called to play a leading role. protagonists “. Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio also expressed satisfaction for “the important result – reads a note from the Farnesina – captured thanks to the commitment and determination of the Italian government which recently adopted the long-awaited provision establishing the blockade of the passage of large ships in the San Marco basin and in the Giudecca canal starting from next August 1st In doing so, the Italian Government has reiterated its full and constant availability to collaborate with Unesco and the World Heritage Center to ensure a increased protection of the emblematic site of Venice, through the preservation of the “Exceptional Universal Value” of the lagoon.

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