List of World Heritage Sites in Italy

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972.wikipedia
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World Heritage Site

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972.
China and Italy, both with 55 sites, have the most of any country, followed by Spain (48), Germany (46), France (45), India (38), and Mexico (35).

Italy

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Italy ratified the convention on June 23, 1978, making its historical sites eligible for inclusion on the list.
As a reflection of its cultural wealth, Italy is home to the world's [[World Heritage Sites by country#Countries with major concentrations of World Heritage Sites|largest number]] of World Heritage Sites (55), and is the fifth-most visited country.

Sassi di Matera

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Along with the park of the Rupestrian Churches, it was awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 1993.

UNESCO

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972.

Cultural heritage

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972.

Natural heritage

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972.

China

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As of 2019, Italy has a total of 55 inscribed properties, making it the state party with the most World Heritage Sites along with China.

World Heritage Committee

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Sites in Italy were first inscribed on the list at the 3rd Session of the World Heritage Committee, held in Cairo and Luxor, Egypt in 1979.

Cairo

Cairo, EgyptCaireneAbbaseya
Sites in Italy were first inscribed on the list at the 3rd Session of the World Heritage Committee, held in Cairo and Luxor, Egypt in 1979.

Luxor

Luxor, EgyptLuqsor of the CoptsCoptic Catholic Eparchy of Luqsor
Sites in Italy were first inscribed on the list at the 3rd Session of the World Heritage Committee, held in Cairo and Luxor, Egypt in 1979.

Egypt

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Sites in Italy were first inscribed on the list at the 3rd Session of the World Heritage Committee, held in Cairo and Luxor, Egypt in 1979.

Rock Drawings in Valcamonica

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At that session, one site was added: the "Rock Drawings in Valcamonica".

Naples

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A total of 25 Italian sites were added during the 1990s, with 10 sites added at the 21st session held in Naples in 1997.

Monte San Giorgio

St. George's Mount
Out of Italy's 55 heritage sites, five are shared with other countries: "Monte San Giorgio" and "Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes" with Switzerland; "Historic Centre of Rome" with the Vatican; "Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps" with Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland; and "[[Venetian Works of Defence between 15th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terra – western Stato da Mar]] with Croatia and Montenegro. Six World Heritage Sites in Italy are of the natural type, while all others are cultural sites (49). Therefore, Italy has the largest number of world "cultural" heritage sites.

Rhaetian Railway

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Out of Italy's 55 heritage sites, five are shared with other countries: "Monte San Giorgio" and "Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes" with Switzerland; "Historic Centre of Rome" with the Vatican; "Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps" with Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland; and "[[Venetian Works of Defence between 15th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terra – western Stato da Mar]] with Croatia and Montenegro. Six World Heritage Sites in Italy are of the natural type, while all others are cultural sites (49). Therefore, Italy has the largest number of world "cultural" heritage sites.

Holy See

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Out of Italy's 55 heritage sites, five are shared with other countries: "Monte San Giorgio" and "Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes" with Switzerland; "Historic Centre of Rome" with the Vatican; "Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps" with Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland; and "[[Venetian Works of Defence between 15th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terra – western Stato da Mar]] with Croatia and Montenegro. Six World Heritage Sites in Italy are of the natural type, while all others are cultural sites (49). Therefore, Italy has the largest number of world "cultural" heritage sites.

Austria

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Out of Italy's 55 heritage sites, five are shared with other countries: "Monte San Giorgio" and "Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes" with Switzerland; "Historic Centre of Rome" with the Vatican; "Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps" with Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland; and "[[Venetian Works of Defence between 15th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terra – western Stato da Mar]] with Croatia and Montenegro. Six World Heritage Sites in Italy are of the natural type, while all others are cultural sites (49). Therefore, Italy has the largest number of world "cultural" heritage sites.

France

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Out of Italy's 55 heritage sites, five are shared with other countries: "Monte San Giorgio" and "Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes" with Switzerland; "Historic Centre of Rome" with the Vatican; "Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps" with Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland; and "[[Venetian Works of Defence between 15th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terra – western Stato da Mar]] with Croatia and Montenegro. Six World Heritage Sites in Italy are of the natural type, while all others are cultural sites (49). Therefore, Italy has the largest number of world "cultural" heritage sites.

Germany

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Out of Italy's 55 heritage sites, five are shared with other countries: "Monte San Giorgio" and "Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes" with Switzerland; "Historic Centre of Rome" with the Vatican; "Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps" with Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland; and "[[Venetian Works of Defence between 15th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terra – western Stato da Mar]] with Croatia and Montenegro. Six World Heritage Sites in Italy are of the natural type, while all others are cultural sites (49). Therefore, Italy has the largest number of world "cultural" heritage sites.

Slovenia

SloveneSlovenianRepublic of Slovenia
Out of Italy's 55 heritage sites, five are shared with other countries: "Monte San Giorgio" and "Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes" with Switzerland; "Historic Centre of Rome" with the Vatican; "Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps" with Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland; and "[[Venetian Works of Defence between 15th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terra – western Stato da Mar]] with Croatia and Montenegro. Six World Heritage Sites in Italy are of the natural type, while all others are cultural sites (49). Therefore, Italy has the largest number of world "cultural" heritage sites.

Switzerland

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Out of Italy's 55 heritage sites, five are shared with other countries: "Monte San Giorgio" and "Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes" with Switzerland; "Historic Centre of Rome" with the Vatican; "Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps" with Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland; and "[[Venetian Works of Defence between 15th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terra – western Stato da Mar]] with Croatia and Montenegro. Six World Heritage Sites in Italy are of the natural type, while all others are cultural sites (49). Therefore, Italy has the largest number of world "cultural" heritage sites.

Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terra – western Stato da Mar

Venetian Works of Defence between 15th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terra – western Stato da Mardefensive systemsVenetian Works of defence between 15th and 17th centuries
Out of Italy's 55 heritage sites, five are shared with other countries: "Monte San Giorgio" and "Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes" with Switzerland; "Historic Centre of Rome" with the Vatican; "Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps" with Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland; and "[[Venetian Works of Defence between 15th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terra – western Stato da Mar]] with Croatia and Montenegro. Six World Heritage Sites in Italy are of the natural type, while all others are cultural sites (49). Therefore, Italy has the largest number of world "cultural" heritage sites.

Croatia

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Out of Italy's 55 heritage sites, five are shared with other countries: "Monte San Giorgio" and "Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes" with Switzerland; "Historic Centre of Rome" with the Vatican; "Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps" with Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland; and "[[Venetian Works of Defence between 15th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terra – western Stato da Mar]] with Croatia and Montenegro. Six World Heritage Sites in Italy are of the natural type, while all others are cultural sites (49). Therefore, Italy has the largest number of world "cultural" heritage sites.

Montenegro

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Out of Italy's 55 heritage sites, five are shared with other countries: "Monte San Giorgio" and "Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes" with Switzerland; "Historic Centre of Rome" with the Vatican; "Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps" with Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland; and "[[Venetian Works of Defence between 15th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terra – western Stato da Mar]] with Croatia and Montenegro. Six World Heritage Sites in Italy are of the natural type, while all others are cultural sites (49). Therefore, Italy has the largest number of world "cultural" heritage sites.