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Venice mayor urges Unesco to place city on world heritage blacklist

  • Luigi Brugnaro says he has no faith in Italy’s government to resolve cruise ship problem

The mayor of Venice has urged Unesco to place the city on its world heritage site blacklist as he lambasted Italy’s transport minister for failing to endorse a plan to divert cruise ships from the…

  • Angela Giuffrida
  • The Guardian

Luigi Brugnaro’s frustration has been brewing since a huge vessel crashed into a tourist boat on the canal in early June, injuring four people.

“We will write to Unesco to ask for the city to be put on the blacklist,” he told Radio 24. “Venice is in danger and we feel in danger.”

Brugnaro said the…

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