Matera, European Capital of Culture

Matera, Basilicata: 2019 European Capital of Culture

Matera, the southern Italian city known for its ancient caves and modern comeback, make it a perfect candidate as a European Capital of Culture.

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The Iconic Landscape of Val d’Orcia, Tuscany

Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, the hills, valleys, and trees of the Val d’Orcia “exemplify the beauty of well-managed Renaissance agricultural landscapes.”

Orto Botanico di Padova

Rooted in Italy: The World’s First Botanical Gardens

It has been said (too many times) that all roads lead to Rome. But did you know that you could trace botanical medicine and even the environmental movement to 16th century Italy? It was here in the city of Pisa…

Two New World Heritage Sites in Italy

Time to add two more Italian sites to the UNESCO World Heritage List. In July, UNESCO inscribed the Po Valley towns of Mantua and Sabbioneta and the Rhaetian Railway, which passes through the Swiss Alps into Tirano, Italy. Both new…

Italy’s UNESCO Heritage Sites – All in One Place

So, you’ve made it all the way to Rome but wish your vacation time allowed you to visit the other 40 UNESCO Heritage Sites in Italy? Have no fear! According to the U.K.’s Italy Magazine, an exhibit of 120 photographs…