This stunning architectural complex at Caserta – which includes the Royal Palace, its magnificent gardens, the San Leucio complex, and the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli –  is a true wonder. The large palace, often compared to luxurious buildings like Versailles and the Royal Palace in Madrid, is a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. The construction of the pala...

825 prodotti agroalimentari e vitivinicoli ad Indicazione geografica protetta (Igp), 5.056 Prodotti agroalimentari tradizionali (Pat) inclusi in un apposito elenco, istituito dal Ministero delle politiche agricole alimentari, forestali e del turismo con la collaborazione delle Regioni, 4 beni enogastronomici inseriti nella lista del patrimonio tang...

Agrigento is located in the region of Sicily and was once one of the great cities of the ancient world. Founded in the 6th century BC as a Greek colony known as Akragas, the city was added to theUNESCO World Heritage site list in 1997 thanks to its rich archeological remains. Many ancient temples were built in the town, several of which are still i...

Set in the depths of the Sicilian countryside, this rustic Ragusa property is ringed with traditional dry stone walls. Le Edicole has undergone a renovation by architect Arturo Montanelli, who restored the villa’s weathered stonework, contrasting it with new elements in steel and wood. A floating metal staircase leads to the upstairs rooms, which a...

The Rhaetian Railway (the Ferrovia Retica in Italian) is an outstanding example of modern engineeringtriumphing over the isolated landscape of the Alps. The two railway lines, which cross the Swiss Alps through two passes and cover the Albula and Bernina areas, solved the problem of isolation experienced by many communities in the Central Alps. Ope...

Italian and other dry-stone walls were added Wednesday to UNESCO's list of the world's intangible heritage of humanity. The UN cultural agency announced the news on Twitter Wednesday. UNESCO thanked the countries that presented the bid: as well as Italy, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland. UNESCO recognised the art of...

In Piemonte, when the Wool Road changes course south of Biella towards Alba, the fiber connects textile traditions to centuries of wine production. The culture of wine and its landscapes resulted in UNESCO’s designation of the Langhe-Roero and Monferrato regions as a World Heritage classification in 2014. Where factory chimneys overlooked Biella, L...

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...