As of 2021, there are a total of 1,154 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. UNESCO stand for United Nations Education Scientific, and Cultural Organization. These UNESCO sites include some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, monuments, and natural wonders.
UNESCO sites reflect our humanity and rich history. They are either significant cultural complexes or natural assets. Once inscribed on the UNESCO list, these sites are protected and conserved by international convention. My blog focuses on cultural UNESCO sites. To date, I have visited hundreds of UNESCO sites. I’m always on the UNESCO trail.
Here are my guides to the best UNESCO sites in Europe and the United States. In Europe, the most UNESCO sites are in Italy (59), Spain (49), and France (41). The Unites States has 24 UNESCO sites.
The Sistine Chapel is perhaps the world’s most famous interior decorated space. And it (mostly) came out of the mind of just one man, Michelangelo, nicknamed Il Divino. The scale
Planning a trip to Rome? Don’t miss the Colosseum, an iconic symbol of the ancient Roman Empire! This monumental amphitheater, standing for nearly 2,000 years, is a marvel of ancient
Perched atop a hill overlooking Florence, the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte is the city’s hidden crown jewel. This ancient church predates many of Florence’s renowned Renaissance treasures, offering
In a city that’s studded with magnificent churches, Santa Croce is a place of superlatives. The basilica has one of the greatest assemblages of paintings, sculptures, and funereal monuments in existence.
St. Peter’s Basilica is the most famous church in Christendom. It took 8 different architects and 120 years to build. The basilica is a stunning example of Renaissance and Baroque
St. Peter’s Basilica is the most famous church in Christendom. Designed by Bramante, Raphael, and Michelangelo, it’s a true Renaissance masterpiece. It may be the most ornate space you’ve ever