Italy boasts 51 world Heritage sites. From the awe-inspiring Dolomites to the fairy-tale village of Alberobello, discover Italy’s road less traveled.
URBINO: A SPLENDID RENAISSANCE TOWN
ALBEROBELLO: A FAIRY-TALE VILLAGE
This magical town is situated among the picturesque olive groves and vineyards of Puglia. Alberobello was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage sitein 1996 ]for its trulli, whitewashed dwellings capped with conical roofs.
MATERA: CAVEMEN OF THE SASSI
PIEDMONT: THE WINE REGION
On the western side of the Alps lies the wine region of Piedmont, comprising five wine-growing areas and the Castle of Grinzane Cavour.
VICENZA: SPECTACULAR PALLADIAN ARCHITECTURE
UNESCO added Vicenza to its World Heritage sites in 1994 for its magnificent villas designed by 16th-century Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio.
VAL DI NOTO: RISEN FROM THE RUINS
In 2002 UNESCO inscribed the eight towns of Val di Noto (Caltagirone, Catania, Modica, Noto, Palazzolo, Ragusa, and Scicli)on the World Heritage list.