Villa d’Este is a wonderful Renaissance villa located in Tivoli, near Rome. This extraordinary complex is famous all over the world for the splendid fountains that decorate it, characterized by precious and suggestive water games and for being the most beautiful...
Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper (Cenacolo Vinciano) is one of the most famous paintings in the world. The work was painted between 1494 and 1498 and represents the Last Supper, that is the final meal that Jesus shared with his apostles in Jerusalem before his...
Castel del Monte is one of the most magical places in Italy, visited every year by many tourists and also chosen by different artists as a location for shooting films. The fortress dates back to the XIII century and was built by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II in...
The Valley of the Temples is one of the most famous archaeological sites in Italy, as well as the largest in the world. The site is 5 kilometers from the centre of Agrigento (the ancient Akragas, a city founded by the Greeks in the VI century BC). This wonderful...
Florence is a concentration of history and culture, art and beauty and still maintains its character of a small town, the same that fascinated writers, architects, poets and artists. Furthermore, the city preserves, in its streets, squares and buildings, the best...
Florence is a concentration of history and culture, art and beauty and still maintains its character of a small town, the same that fascinated...
Verona is world famous as the setting for William Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet” tragedy. In addition to being a romantic and fascinating...
Pisa is certainly one of the best known Italian cities abroad, especially thanks to the fame of its leaning tower. The charm of Pisa is...
La Dolce Vita
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UNESCO World Heritage Italy
50 x world cultural heritage & 5 x world natural heritage
The UNESCO World Heritage Site in Italy includes about 55 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, of which 50 are World Heritage Sites and five are World Natural Heritage Sites.
Five of these UNESCO World Heritage Sites are cross-border or transnational. The first World Heritage Site to be inscribed on the World Heritage List was the rock paintings in Valcamonica in the distant year 1979, followed by the historic centre of Rome, the Church of Santa Maria della Grazia in Milan, the historic centre of Milan, the city of Venice and many more. The last World Heritage site to date was the Prosecco hills between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, inscribed in 2019.
tradition and customs
The Italian Christmas witch
In Italy, children are often given presents during the Christmas season. It starts with St. Nicholas on 5 and 6 December, on Christmas Day 25 December Babbo Natale (Father Christmas) or the Bambino Gesù (Jesus child) brings the presents and on 6 January the Befana comes and presents the children with sweets, presents and sweet coal in memory of the three holy kings.