Even in a country like Italy blessed with immense beauty, the Aeolian Islands are a standout destination. The Aeolian archipelago – a group of seven islands and five islets afloat in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the coast of Sicily – was named after the Greek god Aeolus, “the keeper of the winds,” by Greek settlers. Today, it still offers impressive crys...

Did you know that Italy has more sites with UNESCO World Heritage status than any other country in the world? Italy is in the top ranking of World Heritage out of 1,001 worldwide. 777 of them are cultural heritage; 194 of them are natural; and 30, mixed. Italy has 51 sites out of them, and is followed by Spain, which has 44 UNESCO sites, and by Chi...

“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...