United Nations World Heritage Sites in Italy

UNESCO has designated more than fifty sites in Italy as World Heritage Sites.

This website has brief descriptions of each of them, and many of the descriptions have links to sites with more detailed information. This list alone could be the starting point for some wonderful trips to Italy.

  1. 18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San LeucioComplex
  2. Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalù and Monreale
  3. Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia
  4. Archaeological Area of Agrigento
  5. Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata
  6. Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites
  7. Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua
  8. Castel del Monte
  9. Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena
  10. Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Graziewith “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci
  11. Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the Archeological sites of Paestumand Velia, and the Certosa di Padula
  12. City of Verona
  13. City of Vicenzaand the Palladian Villas of the Veneto
  14. Costiera Amalfitana
  15. Crespi d’Adda
  16. Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna
  17. Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia
  18. Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta
  19. Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli
  20. Historic Centre of Florence
  21. Historic Centre of Naples
  22. Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura
  23. Historic Centre of San Gimignano
  24. Historic Centre of Siena
  25. Historic Centre of the City of Pienza
  26. Historic Centre of Urbino
  27. Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)
  28. Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily)
  29. Longobards in Italy. Places of the power (568-774 A.D.)
  30. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  31. Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany
  32. Monte San Giorgio
  33. Mount Etna
  34. Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
  35. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tinoand Tinetto)
  36. Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps
  37. Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe
  38. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  39. Rhaetian Railwayin the Albula / BerninaLandscapes
  40. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
  41. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  42. Su Nuraxi di Barumini
  43. Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica
  44. The Dolomites
  45. The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera
  46. The Trulli of Alberobello
  47. Val d’Orcia
  48. Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terra – western Stato da Mar
  49. Venice and its Lagoon
  50. Villa Adriana(Tivoli)
  51. Villa d’Este, Tivoli
  52. Villa Romana del Casale
  53. Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato