Venice avoids designation as ‘Unesco heritage site in danger’ at meeting in China

Venice and Budapest narrowly escaped being classified as World Heritage Sites in danger on Thursday after Unesco refrained from placing the two leading European tourist attractions on its list of endangered cultural and natural sites at its meeting in China.The responsible committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) made the decision on Thursday at its ongoing 44th session in the Chinese city of Fuzhou.Venice was able to avoid the classification by…