Venice and its Lagoon UNESCO World Heritage

Municipality of Venice

The Municipality of Venice covers an area of about 415 square kilometers and is articulated around the two separate centers of Mestre, in the hinterland, and Venice, at the center of the homonymous lagoon, a territory inserted in the Unesco Site “Venice and its Lagoon” upon the act of its registration in 1987. Around 264,919 people are settled in the municipality, which borders on the municipalities of Campagna Lupia, Cavallino-Treporti, Chioggia, Jesolo, Marcon, Martellago, Mira, Mogliano Veneto, Musile di Piave, Quarto d’Alzino, Scorzè and Spinea, and includes six townships (Venezia-Murano-Burano, Lido-Pellestrina, Favaro Veneto, Mestre-Carpenedo, Chirignago-Zelarino and Marghera).

Following the signing of the Act of Understanding in 2007, The Municipality of Venice became a member of the “Steering Committee” of the UNESCO Site “Venice and its Lagoon”. The Committee holds the following Institutional powers regarding the protection, enhancement and management of the Site’s assets: managing the territories, urban planning, conservation and requalification of buildings for residential use, for social and cultural activities, for production, craft and trade – essential to the conservation of the socio-economic characteristics of the lagoon urban settlements – economic planning, construction of primary infrastructure works, landscaping and environmental protection, enhancement and promotion of tourism.

What does the Office of the World Heritage Site “Venice and its Lagoon” do?

  • Coordinate the institutional bodies responsible of the Site and work together with private and public stakeholders;
  • Monitor/update/implement the Management Plan;
  • Elaborate projects for the protection and the enhancement of the Site and create partnerships for their implementation;
  • Promote/implement/coordinate studies and researches on the cultural, environmental and socio-economic aspects of the property;
  • Manage government funding earned from the winning of public tenders;
  • Monitor the state of conservation of the property.

The projects of the Management Plan involving the Municipality of Venice:

 UNESCO Itineraries in the Municipality of Venice

Other links of interest:

Web site of the Municipality of Venice

 

The projects of the Management Plan involving the Municipality of Venice:  UNESCO Itineraries in the Municipality of Venice Other links of interest: Web site of the Municipality of Venice  
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