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World Heritage sites in
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The World Heritage Committee has inscribed the following properties on the World Heritage List:
1979 Rock Drawings in Valcamonica 1997 Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena
1980 Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci Italy / Italia - Pompeii (Campania - Napoli province): Roman villa rescued from the Vesuvius - Unesco world heritage site (photo by Miguel Torres) 1997 Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum, and Torre Annunziata
Italy / Italia - Florence / Firenze (Toscany / Toscana) / FLR : Duomo - Giotto's marble-clad campanile - tower  (photo by M.Bergsma) 1982 Historic Centre of Florence Italy / Italia - Amalfi: the beach - Costiera Amalfitana - Unesco world heritage site (photo by R.Wallace) 1997 Costiera Amalfitana
Italy - Venice / Venezia (Venetia / Veneto) / VCE : Venice: Biblioteca Marciana / Palazzo dela Zecca and Palazzo Ducal - Venice and its Lagoon - Unesco world heritage site (photo by J.Kaman) 1987 Venice and its Lagoon Sicily / Sicilia - Agrigento: classical temple -  Archaeological Area of Agrigento - Unesco world heritage site (photo by Juraj Kaman) 1997 Archaeological Area of Agrigento
Italy / Italia - Pisa: statues - Duomo and Pisa tower - Piazza del Duomo - Unesco world heritage site (photo by M.Bergsma) 1987 Piazza del Duomo, Pisa 1997 Villa Romana del Casale
Italy / Italia - Tuscany / Toscana: San Gimignano hilltop village: view of the Tuscan countryside - Unesco world heritage site (photo by Austin Kilroy) 1990 Historic Centre of San Gimignano 1997 Su Nuraxi di Barumini
Matera (Basilicata): I Sassi di Matera - Unesco world heritage (photo by Emanuele Luca) 1993 I Sassi di Matera 1998 Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the Archeological sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula
Vicenza (Venetia / Veneto) / VIC : detail - Unesco world heritage site (photo by Miguel Torres) 1994 City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto 1998 Historic Centre of Urbino
Italy / Italia - Siena (Toscany / Toscana) / FLR : central square - Historic Centre of Siena - Unesco world heritage site (photo by M.Bergsma) 1995 Historic Centre of Siena 1998 Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia
Italy / Italia - Naples / Napoli / NAP (Campania): arch - Historic Centre of Naples - Unesco world heritage site (photo by Robert Ziff) 1995 Historic Centre of Naples 1999 Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
1995 Crespi d'Adda Sicily / Sicilia - Stromboli island - Aeolian island: the volcano erupts - Unesco world heritage site (photo by Juraj Kaman) 2000 Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)
1995 Ferrara, City of the Renaissance and its Po Delta Italy / Italia - Assisi, Perugia - Umbria: Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi (St. Francis) - World Heritage Site - the Lower and Upper Basilica and the porticus, from the Piazza delle Logge - photo by Bergsma 2000 Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites
1996 Castel del Monte Italy - Verona, Veneto: opera - Giuseppe Verdi's Aida performed at the Arena di Verona - photo by W.Allgower 2000 City of Verona
1996 The trulli of Alberobello 2001 Villa d'Este, Tivoli
Maranello - Ravenna (Emilia-Romagna): mosaic - Church of San Vitale - built by Byzantine Emperor Justinian I - Unesco world heritage site -   Early Christian Monuments and Mosaics of Ravenna (photo by G.Frysinger) 1996 Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna Sicily / Sicilia - Caltagirone (Catania province): tiles - Unesco world heritage - 'Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto' (photo by Cornelia Schmidt) 2002 Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-eastern Sicily)
1996 Historic Centre of the City of Pienza 2003 Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
1997 18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli and the San Leucio Complex 2004 Val d'Orcia 
Stupingi (Piedmont / Piemonte - Turin province): Royal Hunting Lodge of King Vittorio Amedeo II / Palazzina di caccia di Stupinigi - architect: Filippo Juvarra (photo by V.Bridan) 1997 Residences of the Royal House of Savoy 2004 Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia 
1997 Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua Sicily / Sicilia - Siracusa: Greek theatre - teatro greco - Unesco world heritage (photo by Christian Roux) 2005 Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica
Italy / Italia - Manarola - Cinque Terre -  comune of Riomaggiore, province of La Spezia, Liguria: the town and the sea - UNESCO World Heritage Site - photo by W.Allg÷wer 1997 Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto) 2006 Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli
2006 Mantua and Sabbioneta
Cortina d'Ampezzo (Veneto - Belluno province): in the Dolomites (photo by J.Rabindra) 2009 The Dolomites - mountain range in the northern Italian Alps
Jointly with the Vatican / Holy See:
1980, 1990 Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights, and San Paolo Fuori le Mura

The World Heritage List was established under terms of The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage adopted in November 1972 at the 17th General Conference of UNESCO.
The Convention states that a World Heritage Committee "will establish, keep up-to-date and publish" a World Heritage List of cultural and natural properties, submitted by the States Parties and considered to be of outstanding universal value.
One of the main responsibilities of this Committee is to provide technical co-operation under the World Heritage Fund for the safeguarding of World Heritage properties to States Parties whose resources are insufficient.
States Parties can request international assistance under the Fund for the preparation of tentative lists and nomination forms, expert missions, training of specialized staff, and supply of equipment when appropriate; they can also apply for long-term loans and, in special cases, non-repayable grants. Requests must concern work necessary for the preservation of cultural or natural sites included in the World Heritage List or assistance to national or regional training centres.
Emergency assistance is also available under the Fund in the case of properties severely damaged by specific natural or man-made disasters or threatened with imminent destruction.

source: www.unesco.org


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