Piedmont's city Ivrea represents a symbol of the famous Italian architect Adriano Olivetti. Today, the industrial city built in the years between 1930 and 1960 by Olivetti has been candidate to become a Unesco World Heritage site.   If the proposal of including the Italian city under the label "Ivrea, industrial city of the 20th century" wil...

The Marche and Urbino, the UNESCO City that gave birth to the divine Raphael, on the occasion of the Year of Italian Culture in the U.S. , promote , together with the Italian Cultural Institute in New York and the Superintendence of Urbino, the knowledge of the artistic heritage and of the museums of the Marche region, through the exhibition of the...

Sapevate che l'Italia è attualmente la nazione con il maggior numero di siti inclusi nella lista dei Patrimoni dell'Umanità dell'Unesco? Sono ben 50 le meraviglie che punteggiano lo stivale e 6 sono i Patrimoni Orali e Immateriali: un Paese da record, quindi, definito già con Dante e Petrarca "il Bel Paese"!   Venite con noi a scoprire quest...

High-speed broadband WiFi network is coming to Italy, in some tourist and cultural sites. The network will have a unique access system, based on the Public Digital Identity System (SPID).   While a series of experimental models are going to be set up by January in big seaside resorts, it will then be extended to the 51 UNESCO World Heritage...

Sono passati 70 anni dalla fondazione dell'Unesco. Con l'occasione, la cattedra di studi italo-americani della Montclair State University, New Jersey, ha organizzato una conferenza sui nostri siti Unesco.   Si sa, l'immagine dell'Italia è legata alla ricchezza del panorama artistico e culturale: al primo posto per il numero di siti nel patri...

Just a few days ago in the south west Sicilian fishing town of Sciacca, Google held their uber-secretive event (Obtusely named "The Camp") for the second year in a row. While details of attendees and the like were kept to a minimum, one can only imagine the lavishness of such an event, held at the stunning Verdura Resort.   With 2km's o...

by Silvia Donati   Italy has the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites - 51 - but that number doesn't even begin to quantify the immense (too immense to handle?) heritage of a country that, even in its most remote places, boasts some kind of historical or artistic treasure.   The issue of how to safeguard Italy's - at times cr...

by Chiara Assi   Did you know that Italy counts a whooping 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? That makes it the country with the most sites on the World Heritage List. And while some are very well known around the globe – think glitzy Amalfi Coast, the stunning archeological area of Pompeii, and the historical centers of cities such as Florence...

The Italian government on Friday unveiled its proposal to have the art of pizza-making that originated in Naples added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage traditions. If selected, this would be the first time the UN's culture agency has picked something related to food-making, officials said in Rome. "The art of pizza-makers is a worldwide symbol o...

Parma will compete for the title of UNESCO 'City of Gastronomy', ANSA has learned. The city, which is famous for its prosciutto and cheese as well as its architecture, was put forward for the UNESCO Creative Cities network by the Italian National Commission for UNESCO. Rome was also put forward, as Creative City for Cinema.   The n...