Plan Your Trip to Historic Rome

Historic Centre of Rome - UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Historic Center of Rome is probably one of the most significant, historical, and impressive world heritage sites in the world. Like the cities of Kyoto, Jerusalem, and Angkor, there is a bevy of incredible sites sprinkled across Rome—and much of Italy for that matter—that could be named world heritage sites on their own right. …

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Piazza del Duomo, Pisa

Piazza del Duomo, Pisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for the Piazza del Duomo, Pisa: Standing in a large green expanse, Piazza del Duomo houses a group of monuments known the world over. These four masterpieces of medieval architecture – the cathedral, the baptistry, the campanile (the ‘Leaning Tower’) and the cemetery – had a great influence on monumental …

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Historic Center of Siena

Historic Center of Siena - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for the Historic Center of Siena: Siena is the embodiment of a medieval city. Its inhabitants pursued their rivalry with Florence right into the area of urban planning. Throughout the centuries, they preserved their city’s Gothic appearance, acquired between the 12th and 15th centuries. During this period the work of …

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San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano

San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano  World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for the San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano: San Marino Historic Center and Mount Titano covers 55 ha, including Mount Titano and the historic center of the city which dates back to the foundation of the republic as a city-state in the 13th century. San Marino is inscribed as …

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Venice and its Lagoon

Venice and its Lagoon - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for Venice and its Lagoon: The UNESCO World Heritage property comprises the city of Venice and its lagoon situated in the Veneto Region of Northeast Italy. Founded in the 5th century AD and spread over 118 small islands, Venice became a major maritime power in the 10th century. The whole …

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Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua

Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for the Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua: The world’s first university botanical garden was created in Padua in 1545, which makes the Botanical Garden of Padua the oldest surviving example of this type of cultural property. Botanical gardens have played a vital role throughout history in the communication and exchange …

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Residences of the Royal House of Savoy

Residences of the Royal House of Savoy - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy: When Emmanuel-Philibert, Duke of Savoy, moved his capital to Turin in 1562, he began a vast series of building projects (continued by his successors) to demonstrate the power of the ruling house. This outstanding complex of buildings, designed and embellished by …

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Paris, Banks of the Seine

Paris, Banks of the Seine - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for Paris, Banks of the Seine: From the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower, from the Place de la Concorde to the Grand and Petit Palais, the evolution of Paris and its history can be seen from the River Seine. The Cathedral of Notre-Dame and the Sainte Chapelle are architectural masterpieces …

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City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications

City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications

From the World Heritage inscription for the City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications: The Old City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications is located at the confluence of the Alzette and Pétrusse Rivers, on a very steep rocky outcrop which is somewhat of a natural fortification that only needed to be completed …

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