Italy has the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world (51), but are you familiar with all of them?   Here are three impressive yet little-known places you should include in your Italy travel list (or lists).    Read more   Source: http://www.italymagazine.com/    

Italy has chosen Neapolitan pizza as its candidate for protection under UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, Italian media report. The Italian National Commission for UNESCO decided to recognise "the art of Neapolitan pizza makers" in tribute to their culinary skills.   The list "is composed of intangible heritage elements that c...

The Italian Embassy in Washington DC recently published some interesting facts and figures about Italy, many of which are relatively unknown. Did you know, for example, that Italy has the most UNESCO World Heritage sites of any country in the world? And beyond the physical places, such as the Residenze Reali dei Savoia of Turin pictured below, Ital...

by Jessica Santina   The Botanical Garden of Padua (Orto Botanico di Padova), in northern Italy, was possibly the world's first botanical garden. Established in 1545, it has made a profound contribution to modern science, especially in the disciplines of botany, medicine, chemistry, ecology and pharmacy.   It's a kind of history that...

Tra le montagne della Regione Veneto, poco lontano dal confine con l'Austria, svetta Cortina. Conosciuta soprattutto come località sciistica e meta dei vacanzieri della stagione invernale, Cortina è uno dei gioielli d'Italia nonché patrimonio dell'UNESCO. Eppure, nonostante sia tra le mete preferite dagli Italiani, rimane ancora poco conosciuta ai...

by Claudia Baroncelli   With the Arab-Norman itinerary in Palermo and the cathedrals of Cefalù and Monreale officially added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sicily keeps on rocking with both its unique architectural and historical heritage. Here's more.    From the breathtaking landscape of Mount Etna to the stunning...

Matera, famous for its "Sassi," is a city in the region of Basilicata located essentially where the heel of the "boot" of Italy starts. "Sassi" means rocks, but in this case we're not talking about big boulders like those of Stonehenge. Here, the Sassi—the first site in southern Italy to be taken under UNESCO's protective wing, in 1993—are two anci...

Come marvel at the captivating photographs of Italy's UNESCO World Heritage sites — seen through the lenses of fourteen photographers — this Thursday, December 5, at 5:30-7:30 pm at the Museo Italo Americano located at San Francisco's Fort Mason.   The inauguration of the exhibition, which runs through January 26th, also celebrates the concl...

"Un complesso monumentale unico al mondo. Gli scarti di strada impastati di malta, sabbia e cemento costituiscono la materia prima; lo spirito vagabondo e l'inestimabile esperienza del migrante, ne definiscono l'essenza. Nella Città degli Angeli, le Watts Towers si ergono a testimonianza della collettività che lavora, dello straniero cittadino del...

2016 could be the year when crowdfunding saves Italy. Or parts of Italy, at least. In February some ambitious children launched a crowdfunding project to buy the idyllic island of Budelli and re-name it L'Isola dei Ragazzi, keeping it out of the grasp of rich investors. They're not the only ones campaigning to save Italy by unconventional means, as...