Italy has more sites with UNESCO World Heritage status than any other country in the world. As of 2015, there are 51 Italian world heritage sites. Visiting a few of these sites on your travels or planning an itinerary around these places can be a rewarding experience. Many of them are in top cities and towns but others are in places of natural beauty or off the beaten track locations. Scroll down to find out where to see world heritage sites in the each part of Italy.
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19 of Italy's world heritage sites are found in northern Italy including the first site to be inscribed in 1979, Rock Drawings of the Valcamonica (pictures). Top northern Italy sites are found in Venice and the Veneto, Verona, Milan, Ravena, and Cinque Terre but there are others you've probably never heard of. Check the full list and get information about each of them by clicking on the link above.
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Longobards in Italy: Places of the Power (568 to 774 AD)
Italy's newest World Heritage Site, inscribed in 2011, includes seven important Longobard buildings from the 6th through 8th centuries in several parts of Italy. Fortresses, churches, and monasteries in this group show the importance of the Longobards in the early middle ages of Italy.