Classified as one of Italy’s most beautiful historic villages, Civita di Bagnoregio will be vying for Unesco World Heritage status.  The proposal came early this year from the Italian Unesco commission and is backed by the Lazio region, where the village is located, and by Italy’s Culture Ministry. A response is expected in 2022.  Surrounded by ste...

Pisa rises on the east coast of Tuscany, just over 80 km from Florence and easily accessible by car, train or bus. The birthplace of Galileo Galilei was one of the four Italian maritime republics in medieval times. It is rich in history, culture and art. Piazza del Duomo in Pisa stands just on the edge of the urban agglomeration. It is a large squa...

Civita di Bagnoregio, a clifftop village surging out of a valley in Italy's central Lazio region, has been proposed for World Heritage Status by the Italian UNESCO commission. If successful, the "Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio" could enter the prestigious UNESCO list in 2022, in a proposal backed by Civita and the Lazio region with the...

The historical centre of San Gimignano (known as the city of beautiful towers) was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 1990 in Banff, Alberta (Canada), because it has preserved its authentic medieval structure in terms of both architecture and urban planning. San Gimignano is in Tuscany, 56 km south of Florence, in the northern tip of...

In Trentino, along the border with Lombardy, a vast protected area, where the uncontaminated nature reigns, awaits you. It’s the Adamello Brenta Natural Park. Here you can experience unique emotions among wild landscapes, breathtaking waterfalls, mountains that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, endless forests and multicolored lakes. In the park th...

Da: 01-02-2021 a: 31-07-2021 organizzato dall'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Bruxelles, Parigi (presso la sede dell'UNESCO), Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Madrid e Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Berlino, "Dante 700" è un racconto fotografico in venti scatti dedicati ai luoghi legati alla memoria del Sommo Poeta. La mostra fotografica realizzata...

The historical centre of Florence is a Unesco World Heritage Site because of its environment, which has remained unchanged over the centuries, and because of the great works of art it contains. Florence, surrounded by the Tuscan hills and crossed by the river Arno, was born from an Etruscan settlement, later transformed into a Roman colony under th...

Italy, as we all know, is the country that alone holds approximately 70-75% of the world's artistic and cultural heritage. UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, is committed to protecting, safeguarding and promoting the sites of exceptional value and beauty registered as World Heritage Sites. Together with Ch...

The Association of the Celebrations of the Big Shoulder-borne Processional Structures was born in 2006 and includes four Italian religious feasts (the Santa Rosa Machine in Viterbo, the Gigli Feast in Nola, the Varia of Palmi and the Faradda di li Candareri in Sassari). Since 2013 this group is into the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by U...

A group of houses, churches, monasteries and chapels were built into the natural grottos of Murgia, a limestone plateau characterized by deep cracks, ravines, rocks and caverns. These are the characteristics and aspects that have made the Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera UNESCO World Heritage Site. The UNESCO Value in Matera...