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"Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration." (from UNESCO site)

I do enjoy visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites all over the globe. All are different and unique in their own way!
Although I list them here on my website, I do not treat them as a 'list' in real life and trying to tick of each and every one of them. Quite a few of them I actually visited, not being fully aware that they are UNESCO sites. But knowing it afterwards, they are deservingly so.
It has been an interesting journey however to list the ones that I have visited, and read about the many remaining ones, that maybe one day I might visit as well.

Visited UNESCO sites Italy

Italy has a huge amount of UNESCO sites, 58 in total, and most of these fall into the category of Cultural Heritage Sites.
I have been to Italy quite a few times, and during all these travels I have been in luck to visit 21 Italian UNESCO sites. They varied from Churches, to mosaics, to Archaeological Areas like Pompeii and Herculaneum. But also towns and villages, and landscapes. And all of them well worth the visit! I still have a few places on my wishlist, so hopefully I will be able to visit Italy a few more times in future.

Below are the sites that I have visited, and you can find a map with all the Italian UNESCO sites at the bottom of the page.

Pompei, Herculaneumxxx


San Gimignanoxxx


Cinque TerreCinque Terre

Val d'OrciaVal d'Orcia
Villa AdrianaVilla Adriana, Tivoli

Villa Romana del CasaleVilla Romana del Casale
Mount EtnaMount Etna

Map of UNESCO sites in Italy

Map Unesco World Heritage Sites Italy

Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy Link to UNESCO
18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta Link to UNESCO
Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale (visited 2013) Link to UNESCO
Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia Link to UNESCO
Archaeological Area of Agrigento (visited 2013) Link to UNESCO
Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata (visited) Link to UNESCO
Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites (visited 2010, 2022) Link to UNESCO
Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua Link to UNESCO
Castel del Monte Link to UNESCO
Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena Link to UNESCO
Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci Link to UNESCO
Diano National Park with the Archeological Sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula (visited) Link to UNESCO
City of Verona Link to UNESCO
City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto Link to UNESCO
Costiera Amalfitana Link to UNESCO
Crespi d'Adda Link to UNESCO
Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna (visited 2015) Link to UNESCO
Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia (visited 2022) Link to UNESCO
Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta Link to UNESCO
Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli Link to UNESCO
Historic Centre of Florence (visited 2010) Link to UNESCO
Historic Centre of Naples Link to UNESCO
Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See and San Paolo Fuori le Mura (visited) Link to UNESCO
Historic Centre of San Gimignano (visited) Link to UNESCO
Historic Centre of Siena (visited 2010) Link to UNESCO
Historic Centre of the City of Pienza (visited 2010, 2022) Link to UNESCO
Historic Centre of Urbino Link to UNESCO
Ivrea, industrial city of the 20th century Link to UNESCO
Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily) Link to UNESCO
Longobards in Italy. Places of the Power (568-774 A.D.) Link to UNESCO
Mantua and Sabbioneta Link to UNESCO
Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany Link to UNESCO
Piazza del Duomo, Pisa (visited) Link to UNESCO
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto (visited 2003) Link to UNESCO
Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps Link to UNESCO
Residences of the Royal House of Savoy Link to UNESCO
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes Link to UNESCO
Rock Drawings in Valcamonica Link to UNESCO
Su Nuraxi di Barumini Link to UNESCO
Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica (visited 2013) Link to UNESCO
The Trulli of Alberobello (visited) Link to UNESCO
The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera Link to UNESCO
Val d'Orcia (visited 2010, 2022) Link to UNESCO
Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th Centuries: Stato da Terra – Western Stato da Mar Link to UNESCO
Venice and its Lagoon (visited 2008) Link to UNESCO
Villa Adriana, Tivoli (visited 2022) Link to UNESCO
Villa d'Este, Tivoli Link to UNESCO
Villa Romana del Casale (visited 2013) Link to UNESCO
Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato Link to UNESCO
Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe Link to UNESCO
Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands) Link to UNESCO
Monte San Giorgio Link to UNESCO
Mount Etna (visited 2013) Link to UNESCO
The Dolomites Link to UNESCO




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