The Unesco World Heritage Centre – established in Paris in 1992 – has inscribed on the World Heritage List 784 properties (582 cultural, 149 natural and 23 mixed properties in 129 States of the planet).

Italy – the most represented country of the world – has 44 sites in the list, Spain 38 sites, Germany 30, France 28, UK 26, USA 18, The Russian Federation 17, Greece and Brazil 16, Australia 15, Turkey 9, Argentina 8, Tuscany (by itself!) – probably the most represented region of the world – 6 sites, etc..
The whole historic center of Florence has been inserted in the list in 1982…

I-florence.com suggests to all the Italian and International students that live in Florence to consider seriously this list before planning a trip up and down the ‘Belpaese‘ (as Italy is also called in Italian) or along the wonderful Tuscan landscapes

The i-florence staff wishes everybody to live unforgettable w/ends in this magic country…
Here you are the complete list of the Tuscan and Italian sites included in the prestigious Unesco list :

1979 Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
1980 Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura
1980 Church & Convent of S. Maria delle Grazie with ‘The Last Supper’ by L. da Vinci
1982 Historic Centre of Florence * – map –
1987 Venice and its Lagoon
1987 Piazza del Duomo, Pisa * – map –
1990 Historic Centre of San Gimignano * – map –
1993 I Sassi di Matera
1994 City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto
1995 Historic Centre of Siena * – map –
1995 Historic Centre of Naples
1995 Crespi d’Adda
1995 Ferrara, City of the Renaissance and its Po Delta
1996 Castel del Monte
1996 The trulli of Alberobello


1996 Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna
1996 Historic Centre of the City of Pienza * – map –
1997 18th-Century Caserta Royal Palace:Park, Vanvitelli Aqueduct, S.Leucio Complex
1997 Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
1997 Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua
1997 Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)
1997 Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena
1997 Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum, and Torre Annunziata
1997 Costiera Amalfitana
1997 Archaeological Area of Agrigento
1997 Villa Romana del Casale
1997 Su Nuraxi di Barumini
1998 Cilento & Vallo di Diano with Archeological sites of: Paestum, Velia and the Certosa di Padula
1998 Historic Centre of Urbino
1998 Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia
1999 Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
2000 Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)
2000 Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites
2000 City of Verona
2001 Villa d’Este, Tivoli
2002 Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-eastern Sicily)
2003 Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy

2004 Val d’Orcia * – map –

2004 Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia

2008 Mantua e Sabbioneta

2008 Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes

2009 The Dolomites

Italian heritage list

World heritage list ( result by country )

Article written by Marco de la Pierre – StudentsVille staff