Italy’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Challenges and Opportunities

Dec 08, 2015 635

Italy, a country universally celebrated for its artistic and cultural riches, has more historic, archaeological, natural and artistic UNESCO world heritage sites than any other country.

As pointed out by UNESCO liaison officer to the U.N. Ricardo De Guimarães de Pinto, a featured presenter in a program at Montclair State, Italy's 51 sites include 47 cultural sites, ranging from Pompeii to the Venice lagoon and 4 natural sites such as Mount Etna and the Dolomites. Intangible heritage elements such as the Mediterranean diet and the Sicilian puppet theater also fall under the UNESCO umbrella.

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