Its status as a world heritage site is slowly sinking with unesco threatening to slap the city on its in danger list a fate normally reserved for war ravaged ruins under funded third world. In 1979 the committee decided to inscribe the ohrid lake on the world heritage list under natural criteria iii.
The unesco world heritage centre is closely monitoring the state of conservation of the world heritage site of venice and its lagoon.
Venice world heritage site. As the citys urban fabric undergoes deep structural changes this is the first enquiry of its kind into the wider effects of tourism and shifting patterns of residency and their future implications for the conservation of this world heritage site. Venice and its lagoon. However there is a process by which a listed site can be de listed and the first formal step in this process is an official statement that the site is in danger.
It is criss crossed by more than 150 canals and 400 bridges. Unesco world heritage centre. Celebrated throughout the world for its singular beauty venice and its lagoon were added to the list of unesco world heritage sites in 1987.
The whole city is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece in which even the smallest building contains works by some of the worlds greatest artists such as giorgione titian tintoretto veronese and others. One of italys greatest world heritage sites is venice and its lagoon and quite right too. Founded in the 5th century and spread over 118 small islands venice became a major maritime power in the 10th century.
Called the most serene republic or la serenissima it was one of europes most envied and prosperous cities. The venice and its lagoon site was inscribed on the unesco world heritage list in 1987. The westland and mount cook national park and the fiordland national park which were previously inscribed on the world heritage list are part of the te wahipounamu south west new zealand.
Founded out of the necessity of fleeing the barbarian invasion in the 6th century venice was already one of the most powerful cities in europe around the year 1000. Representatives from the city of venice the italian government unesco and icomos came together at unesco headquarters on 2 october 2019 to discuss the ongoing challenges facing venice and its surrounding lagoon an iconic site whose status as a world heritage property is in jeopardy. The old historical centre of the city is situated on 118 islands of the venetian lagoon.
The glorious palaces and opulently decorated churches attest to venices wealth and power. Venice and its lagoon is a unique achievement of art architecture and struggle against the elements. Inscribed on the world heritage list in 1987 venice faces several threats from overtourism damage caused by a steady stream of cruise ships and from the potential negative effects of new developments.
A unesco world heritage site venice was the gateway to the orient that dominated trading routes with the east and became a mighty republic.