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UNESCO recommends adding Venice to ‘World Heritage in Danger’ list

Venice should be added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage in Danger, advisors to the body have recommended, due to “threats” facing the lagoon city. The recommendation was made following the production of its annual conservation report. Venice’s potential addition to the list has been added to the provisional agenda for the session to be […]

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Satellite images show Venice from space a year apart

The European Space Agency has released two images of Venice, taken one year apart, which highlight the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on its famous waterways. The images, one taken on April 13 and the other on April 19, 2019, show how dramatically the number of boats within the Italian city’s main thoroughfare has […]

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Highest tide in 50-years submerges Venice

Two people died in the worst floods to hit Venice in more than 50 years as the Italian lagoon city called for a state of emergency to be imposed. One of the victims was an elderly man, he died on Tuesday night while trying to run electric pumps at his home on the island of […]