TALY’S UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES YOU NEED TO VISIT AT LEAST ONCE IN YOUR LIFE
Italy is a country full of history and culture. It’s the pearl of the Mediterranean and has a total of 54 UNESCO sites, making it the country counting the most World Heritage sites. In this article we have collected the four most famous sites that best combine history, art and fascinating natural landscapes. You should definitely visit them at least once in you life.
THE VENETIAN LAGOON:Venice and its picturesque lagoon was awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO since 1987. Venice is located in northern Italy, in Veneto region. This baroque city is composed by 118 small floating islands. The vivid and vibrant atmosphere of the colourful lagoon makes the whole city an architectural masterpiece. It’s possible to breathe art, history and culture while walking in the small “calli” of the city or while taking a “gondola” to see the scenery from a different perspective.
Matera is a southern Italian city, located in Basilicata region. It has entered the UNESCO sites list in 1993. It has also been declared Italian host of European Capital of Culture for 2019. The ancient town is called “Sassi” and preserves a variety of unique and peculiar calcareous white buildings dating back to the prehistoric era. In fact, the first inhabited area dates from the Palaeolithic and is considered the first human settlement zone in Italy. Matera hosts a huge number of rupestrian churches and monasteries that have the power to transport visitors and tourists back into a forgotten historical time.
The Amalfi Coast was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. It’s a natural paradise located in southern Italy not far from Naples, precisely in the Salerno gulf. Small groups of pastel-coloured tiny houses seem to be poetically suspended between the blue sky and the crystal clear Mediterranean sea. Amalfi, Positano and Vietri sul Mare are three of the thirteen most famous and touristic towns that compose the diverse 50 kilometres of the so-called “Costiera”. The Amalfi Coast is a dreamy location that combines cliffs and gulfs of culture, architecture and nature.
THE BERNINA RAILWAY:
In 2008, the list of UNESCO Worlsd Heritage Sites was joined also by the Bernina Railway. The Little Red Train of Bernina runs across the boarder in northern in Italy from Tirano To St.Moritz in Switzerland. This is maybe one of the most scenic and breathtaking train rides in the entire world. The Train passes through 55 tunnels and 196 bridges and viaducts, reaching the summit at 2,253 metres above sea level. Surrounded by the green mountains and fields in summer or by the deep snow and frozen lakes in winter, you can experience a totally different panoramic sightseeing. Any time is a good time to take this wonderful ride that everyone should experience at least once in a lifetime.
Club Magellano (official website: https://www.clubmagellano.it/) is an Italian tour and bus operator born in 2006 and settled in northern Italy that organizes complete travel packages. If you are interested in visiting one, (or also all, why not?!) of these UNESCO World Heritage Sites you can check their page and look for the travel solution that best fits your needs.
You will find a great price performance and an independent and dynamic company, well-known in the Italian touristic landscape.
They offer travel solutions that include always the transfer by bus, the overnight stay in three or four-star hotels, the presence of a tour leader and a lot of other services.
Don’t miss the chance to join them in their next departure, and book a holiday package on their website!
Amalfi Coast: https://www.clubmagellano.it/costiera-amalfitana/
Bernina Express: https://www.clubmagellano.it/trenino-rosso-bernina/