Italy Unesco Sites: the complete list of Unesco World Heritage Sites in Italy by region, plotted on a Google map to easily locate them. Italy Unesco sites travel directions and tips to conveniently visit them.
Italy has the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world, with 49. Here is the complete list, organized by region (in braquets the year of nomination). You can click on the picture to play with the interactive Google map.
- Porto Venere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto) (1997) – to know more, have a look at my post “How to visit Cinque Terre in one Day“
- Genoa, Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli (2006)
- Rock Drawings in Valcamonica (1979)
- Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci (1980)
- Crespi d’Adda (1995)
- Mantua and Sabbioneta (2008)
- Longobards in Italy, Places of Power (568-774 A.D.) — It’s a group of seven Longobards sites: Brescia, Cividale del Friuli,Castelseprio, Spoleto, Campello sul Clitunno, Benevento and Monte Sant’Angelo (2011)
- Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy — The several churches and religious centres in Lombardy (2003)
- Monte San Giorgio — Extension of the Italian border of Monte San Giorgio in Switzerland (2010)
- Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps, shared with Austria, Germany, France, Slovenia, Switzerland — (2011)
- Rhaetian Railway, shared with Switzerland (2008)
- Venice and its lagoon (1987)– to know more, have a look at my post “20 top things to do in Venice, beyound the obvious“
- City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto (1994)
- Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua (1997)
- City of Verona (2000)– to know more, have a look at my post “Verona in one day“
- Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia (1998)
- Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta (1995)
- Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna (1996) – to know more, have a look at my post “One day in Ravenna, Italy“
- Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena (1997)
- Historic Centre of Florence (1982) – to know more, have a look at my post “Florence in one day“
- Piazza del Duomo, Pisa (1987) – to know more, have a look at my post “Climbing on top of Pisa leaning tower“
- Historic Centre of San Gimignano (1990)
- Historic Centre of Siena (1995)
- Historic Centre of the City of Pienza (1996)
- Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany (2013)
- Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia (2004)
- Val d’Orcia (2004) – to know more, have a look at my post: “Pienza, Sant’Antimo, Bagno Vignoni: delightful Val d’Orcia“
- Historic Centre of Urbino (1998)
- Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura(1980) – to know more, have a look at my post “Rome in 5 days“
- Villa Adriana (Tivoli) (1999)
- Villa d’Este, Tivoli — The classic Renaissance villa, with magnificent water gardens (2001) – to know more, have a look at my post “Romantic Rome: look for romance in Villa d’Este“
- Historic Centre of Naples (1995)
- Costiera Amalfitana (1997) – to know more, have a look at my post: “Amalfi coast Italy: discover Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Praiano“
- 18th century Royal Palace of Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli and the San Leucio Complex (1997)
- Archaeological Areas of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata (1997)
- Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the Archæological sites of Pæstum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula (1998)
- Su Nuraxi di Barumini (1997)
- Archaeological Area of Agrigento (1997)
- Villa Romana del Casale (1997)
- Mount Etna — The tallest active volcano in Europe (2013)
- Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica, Sicily (2005) – To know more, have a look at my post: “Siracusa, Sicily at its best“
- Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands), Sicily (2000)
- Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto; eight towns in South-Eastern Sicily: Caltagirone, Militello in Val di Catania, Catania,Modica, Noto, Palazzolo Acreide, Ragusa and Scicli (2002)
Enjoy your discovery of Italy Unesco sites!
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