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Venice Avoids Designation as Unesco Heritage Site in Danger

Venice Avoids Designation as Unesco Heritage Site in Danger

Venice and its lagoon environment avoided being placed on Unesco’s list of world heritage sites in danger on Thursday following Italy’s ban on massive cruise ships traveling through the city’s historic centre.

Preservation groups immediately criticised the decision by Unesco’s World Heritage Committee.

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Fionn Davenport is the editor-in-chief of the ITTN group, including ITTN and ITTN Ireland. He's one of Ireland's best-known travel journalists and writers, with nearly 30 years' experience writing guidebooks for Lonely Planet and others.

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