Protecting Italy’s Beauty:Italy has 43 recognized World Heritage sites and 50 registered on a proviisonal list.

Italy has 43 recognized World Heritage sites and 50 registered on a proviisonal list.

This is a heritage that the Italian Commissioner for Unesco, Giovanni Puglisi, wants better protected and managed.


  • 1979 Rock Drawings in Val Camonlca
  • 1980 Milan, Church of S. Maria delle Grazie with "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci
  • 1982 Fìorence, Historic Centre
  • 1987 Vertice and its lagoon
  • 1987 Pisa, Cathedral Square
  • 1990 San Gìmignano, Historic Centre
  • 1993 The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera
  • 1994 Vicenza and the Palladian villas of thè Veneto
  • 1995 Siena, Historic Centre
  • 1995 Naples, Historic Centre
  • 1995 Crespi d'Adda, Historic Centre
  • 1995 Ferrara, City of the Renaissance and its Po Delta
  • 1996 Castel del Monte
  • 1996 The Trulli of Alberobello
  • i 996 Early Christian buildings in Ravenna
  • 1996 Pienza, Historic Centre
  • 1997 The Royal Palace at Caserta, the Park and the San Leucio complex
  • 1997 Turin, The residences of the Savoy dynasty
  • 1997 Padua, Botanical Garden
  • 1997 Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and their Islands (Paìmaria, Tino and Tinetto)
  • 1997 The Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena
  • 1997 Archaeological areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunzìata
  • 1997 Amalfi Coast
  • 1997 Archaeological area of Agrigento
  • 1997 Piazza Armerina, Villa of Casale
  • 1997 The Su Nuraxi complex in Barumini
  • 1998 Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the Archeeological sites of Passtum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padua
  • 1998 Urbino, Hisforical Centre
  • 1998 Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia
  • 1999 Vi'lla Adriana (Tivoli)
  • 2000 The Aeolian Islands
  • 2000 Assisi, Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites
  • 2000 City of Verona
  • 2001 Villa d'Este (Tivoli)
  • 2002 Late Baroque towns of the Val di Noto
  • 2003 Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  • 2004 Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia
  • 2004 Val d'Orda
  • 2005 Siracusa, Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica
  • 2006 Genoa, le Strade Nuove and the System of the Palazzi dei Rolli
  • 2008 Mantova e Sabbioneta


  • 1990 Rome, historic centre and thè Properties of thè Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights, and Basilica of Saint Paul Outside he Walls


  • 2008 Raetian Railway (shared with Switzerland)
Properties submitted on the Tentative List :
  • Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands (2006)
  • Historic centre of Pavia and Chartreuse (2006)
  • The city of Bergamo (2006)
  • Hanbury botanical gardens (2006)
  • Historic Centre of Lucca (2006)
  • Orvieto (2006)
  • Via Appia "Regina Viarum" (2006)
  • Villas of the Papal Nobility (2006)
  • Medici Villas (2006)
  • Historic Centre of Parma (2006)
  • Salento and the "Barocco Leccese" (2006)
  • Cattolica Monastery in Stilo and Basilian-Byzantine complexes (2006)
  • Ponds in the Bay of Oristano and the Sinis Peninsula island of Mal di Ventre (2006)
  • Scrovegni's Chapel (2006)
  • Fortress Town of Palmanova (2006)
  • Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (2006)
  • Monte Sant' Angelo and the Via Sacra Langobardorum (2006)
  • Taormina and Isola Bella (2006)
  • Archipelago of La Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (2006)
  • Mothia Island and Lilibeo: The Phoenician-Punic Civilization in Italy (2006)
  • Bradyseism in the Flegrea Area (2006)
  • Cascata delle Marmore and Valnerina: Monastic sites and ancient hydrogeological reclamation works (2006)
  • Pelagos: The Cetacean Sanctuary (2006)
  • Wine Grape landscapes: Langhe, Roero, Monferrato and Valtellina (2006)
  • Island of Asinara (2006)
  • Sulcis Iglesiente (2006)
  • The Marble Basin of Carrara (2006)
  • The Transhumance: The Royal Shepherd's Track (2006)
  • Volterra: Historical City and Cultural Landscape (2006)
  • The Aniene valley and Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli (2006)
  • The Murge of Altamura (2006)
  • The Porticoes of Bologna (2006)
  • Karstic caves in prehistoric Apulia (2006)
  • Citadel of Alessandria (2006)
  • The Lower Palaeolithic Palaeosurfaces at Isernia-La Pineta and Notarchirico (2006)
  • Massif du Mont-Blanc (inscription comme patrimoine naturel transfrontalier, avec France et Suisse) (2008)
  • Arab-Norman Palermo and the cathedral churches of Cefalù’ and Monreale (2010)
  • The Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. (Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene (2010)
  • Mount Etna (2011)
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