Since 1972, UNESCO has established a list of heritages that deserve to be protected because of their cultural or phsical significance, according to precise criteria.
Italy boasts the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites: fifty areas, monuments, cities and even traditions that boasts unique and important characterisitcs. From North to South every corner offers something incomparable that worth to be discovered.
In some case all the historical centre of a city was included, like Napoli, Rome, Ferrara, Siracuse, Mantova, Urbino, Venice, Florence, Pisa, San Giminiano, Pienza, Assisi, Vicenza, Verona or the Baroque cities of Val di Noto in Sicily.
Nevertheless there are monuments, works of art, buildings and groups of buildings that are part of the UNESCO World Heitage: Sassi di Matera, The Royal Palace of Caserta, the monuments of Ravenna, the palaces of Rolli in Genoa, The Last Supper of Milan, The Savoy Royal Residences, the Trulli of Alberobello and Ville Palladiane in Veneto are just few of them.
In addition to this, also natural and landscape wonders (Amalfi coast, Dolomiti, Langhe’s hills, Volcano Etna and Val D’Orcia), and aercheological sites (Pompeii, Tarquinia, Valcamonica and Agrigento) were added.
Some of them are sprinkled all over Italy, like the Logobard Sites or the palafitte sites, while other are immaterial heritages like Mediterranean Diet, the violins of Cremona, the shoulders-borne processional structures, the Sardinian pastural singing or the Pupi theatre tradition.
This heritage list is a call to everyone to get to know them better and visit places rich in life, passions, and dreams.