Whether you’re gearing up for your next vacation or are still traveling vicariously during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it’s always fun to find yourself in the planning process, jotting down ideas and reading up on everywhere you want to visit someday. As travel begins to make its inevitable comeback, more people are hitting the road, navigating...

Starting from today, Italy is again a member of the World Heritage Committee, the UNESCO Body which has the last word on the inscriptions of new sites on the World Heritage List, pursuant to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of 1972. Our country had been absent from the Body for twenty years: the la...

The UNESCO heritage of Sacri Monti (holy mountains)is a particular example of "widespread" heritage in different areas of Northern Italy. They are groups of architectural structures dating back to the XVI-XVII century and symbolizing the Christian belief. In their interior they host mural paintings and statues of great value. The beauty of these pl...

Unesco's body of experts has given a positive opinion to the candidacy of the "truffle hunting" to enter the list of World Heritage Sites. The final decision is expected from December 13 to 18, at the conclusion of a candidacy process formally submitted by Italy in March 2020. In Italy, the search and collection of truffles is a complex practice, w...

Latium, a region steeped in history and culture, is usually associated with the Roman civilisation, which has undoubtedly left an indelible and profound mark, shaping and handing down countless testimonies and treasures. However, we should point out that the Romans were not the only population to influence the destiny of the people of Lazio. The Et...

As of 2021, 58 UNESCO World Heritage Sites have been named in Italy making it the country with the most UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world with China coming closely behind. These historical sites which represent the history and dealings of the Italian people are located throughout the different cities within the country with many dating as fa...

Italy is the country with the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world and many of these sites are linked to the archaeological world, from prehistoric times to Magna Graecia, the Roman Empire and the early Christian tradition. Especially the Etruscan necropolis of Cerveteri and Tarquinia are interesting and spectacular examples o...

An iconic landscape and a symbol of Tuscany (and Italy) worldwide, the Val d'Orcia is an area of legendary beauty, recognised as a World Heritage Site in 2004. If you were asked to choose one image to represent Italy's most famous region abroad, you would probably think of these soft, colourful hills inland from Siena, on the border with Umbria. In...

This retrieval of the column Two Flags, One Youth will provide a glimpse of Italy from the perspective of a young person, born and raised in the bèl paése, but who also nurtures a strong passion and interest for the United States. Within this space, I will commit to talking and exploring a wide variety of different issues with the goal to present t...

UNESCO has designated 49 new Creative Cities, including Como, in the Crafts and Folk Art sector, and Modena, in the Media Arts sector. The Board of Directors of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO had approved the candidatures of Modena and Como in June. This year the call for bids foresaw that countries could support only two nominations, i...