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World heritage sites in Italy 

  • Rock Drawings in Valcamonica  
  • Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci  
  • Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura  
  • Historic Centre of Florence  
  • Piazza del Duomo, Pisa  
  • Venice and its Lagoon  
  • Historic Centre of San Gimignano  
  • The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera  
  • City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto  
  • Crespi d'Adda  
  • Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta  
  • Historic Centre of Naples  
  • Historic Centre of Siena  
  • Castel del Monte  
  • Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna  
  • Historic Centre of the City of Pienza  
  • The Trulli of Alberobello  
  • 18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex  
  • Archaeological Area of Agrigento  
  • Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata  
  • Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua  
  • Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena  
  • Costiera Amalfitana  
  • Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)  
  • Residences of the Royal House of Savoy  
  • Su Nuraxi di Barumini  
  • Villa Romana del Casale  
  • Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia  
  • Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the Archeological sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula  
  • Historic Centre of Urbino  
  • Villa Adriana (Tivoli)  
  • Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites  
  • City of Verona  
  • Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)  
  • Villa d'Este, Tivoli  
  • Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily)  
  • Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy  
  • Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia  
  • Val d'Orcia  
  • Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica  
  • Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli  
  • Mantua and Sabbioneta  
  • Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes 
  • Monte San Giorgio   
  • The Dolomites   
  • (added in 2011) Longobards in Italy. Places of the power (568-774 A.D.)
  • (added in 2011) Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps:  Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland 

World heritage sites in the Holy See 

    • Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City and San Paolo Fuori le Mura
    •  Vatican City  

World heritage site in San Marino

    • San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano  

Intangible cultural heritage (living heritage) in Italy 

    • Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian Puppet Theatre      
    • The Canto a tenore, Sardinian Pastoral Songs 
    • (added in 2010) The Mediterranean diet   


a comprehensive guide to the world heritage sites in italy
unesco: world heritage
world heritage cities
world heritage sites: pictures, from
unesco: intangible cultural heritage

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