Category: Italy

Italy is a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.

Etruscan Artwork in the Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia, Italy
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Etruscan Necropolises

Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia show how people were buried in different ways from the 9th century BC to the 1st century BC in Italy.

Sant Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy Heritage
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Ravenna Italy

Ravenna was the 5th-century Roman capital. It was Byzantine Italy’s capital from 6th to 8th centuries and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

Chapel Vitaleta in Val d'Orcia
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Val d’Orcia

Val d’Orcia, Tuscany, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004, blends nature, history, and art in Italy during the time of the Etruscans.

Pieve di Corsignano church of Pienza in Italy
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Pienza

Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, Italy, was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, and the whole Val d’Orcia valley was added in 2004.

Alberobello Trulli Houses in Apulia, Italy
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Alberobello Trulli

The Trulli of Alberobello are dry-stone buildings, part of Bari’s metropolis, and Alberobello is in Apulia, southern Italy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.

Castel San Pietro, Verona Italy
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Verona Italy

Verona lies at the foot of the Lessini Mountains in the Veneto Region, a city and province of Italy, and was a UNESCO World Heritage Site from 2000 onwards.

Historic Centre of Urbino
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Urbino Italy

The Historic Centre of Urbino is a small hill town in the Province of Pesaro, Marche Region of Italy, and was a UNESCO World Heritage Site from 1998 onwards.

Santa Chiara in Naples Italy
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Naples Italy

Naples City lies on the west coast of the Italian peninsula, 120 miles (190 km) southeast of Rome, Italy, and was a UNESCO World Heritage Site from 1995 onwards.

San Gimignano Italy
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San Gimignano

San Gimignano is a relay point for pilgrims, 56 km south of Florence, in the Tuscany region of Italy, and was a UNESCO World Heritage Site from 1990 onwards.

Siena Cathedral: Duomo di Siena
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Siena Italy

Siena City lies about 30 miles south of Florence, in the Toscana or Tuscany region of Italy, and was a UNESCO World Heritage Site from 1995 on.

Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy, Italy
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Sacri Monti

Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy are groups of chapels in the 9 Sacred Mountains of northern Italy and were a UNESCO World Heritage Site from 2003 onwards.

St Marks Basilica Venice
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Venice Italy

Venice Italy tourist attraction. Venice, Italy, which was founded in the fifth century and is spread across 118 tiny islands, rose to prominence as a significant naval force in the tenth century