“Industrial city of the 20th century:” this is how Ivrea has been recently introduced to the UNESCO World Heritage List, at the beginning of the month of July. Ivrea is little known outside of Italy, but its most beloved son, Adriano Olivetti, is famous, appreciated and esteemed around the world. A name, that of Olivetti, synonym with innovation an...

Traffic restrictions have been introduced at one of the main access points to Italy's Dolomite mountains in a bid to tackle overcrowding during the summer tourism season. The area beyond the Sella Pass has been designated a limited traffic zone (ZTL) meaning vehicles can only enter with a pass valid for one hour, which can be collected for free at...

With 54 spots on the Unesco World Heritage list, Italy is the most Unesco-rich country in the world. But how many of Italy's Unesco sites have you heard of? This weekend the not-so-well-known industrial city of Ivrea became the latest of Italy's cultural treasures to gain world heritage status. While the historic centres of Rome, Florence and Pompe...

The Italian industrial city of Ivrea was added to Unesco's list of World Heritage sites on Sunday. Ivrea was developed in the 20th century as a testing ground for Olivetti, manufacturer of typewriters, mechanical calculators and office computers, was also rewarded. Unesco described the city as "a model social project" expressing "a modern vision of...

La Dante promuove la petizione "Il Belcanto e l'Opera Lirica Italiana" a Patrimonio Unesco, lanciata dall’on. Pecoraro Scanio. La candidatura verrà lanciata per la prima volta all’estero oggi, giovedì 7 giugno, alle ore 11.30, presso la Scuola Italiana a Tirana, in Albania, primo Centro della Società Dante Alighieri nel mondo. A Tirana ci sarà lo s...

La festa della Perdonanza Celestiniana, che si svolge ogni anno a L'Aquila, è la candidata italiana nella Lista rappresentativa del Patrimonio culturale immateriale. Promossa dall’Unesco dal 2003, la lista tutela le tradizioni, gli usi e i costumi delle comunità. Un’eredità intangibile ma altrettanto importante da salvaguardare, per evitare che si...

Following the recent decision of UNESCO to inscribe the art of the Neapolitan Pizzaiuolo in itsList of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco and Dress in Dreams Movie & Costume of Rome have organized a week of events to celebrate Neapolitan Pizza in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Pizza-making dem...

Italy is seeking to have transhumance, the traditional herding of livestock along centuries-old migration routes, added to Unesco's list of intangible cultural heritage. Italy submitted the bid with the backing of Greece and Austria, the Italian Ministry of Agriculture announced on Tuesday. Unesco's decision is expected in November 2019.  Transhuma...

UNESCO recently recognized the art of pizza making as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity, and for eight women among Italy's highest achieving pizza chefs, pizza is about a lot more than just making dough - they're using it as a weapon in the fight against violence and gender inequality. From Naples to Verona, women from around Italy are jo...

Il Consiglio Direttivo della Commissione Nazionale Italiana per l’UNESCO presieduto da Franco Bernabè, nel corso della riunione dello scorso 24 gennaio, ha deciso di indicare come candidature italiane alla Lista del Patrimonio Mondiale dell’UNESCO per il 2019 gli “Ecosistemi forestali della Sila” e le “Alpi del Mediterraneo”, quest’ultima come cand...