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.
Guide To Palermo’s Norman Palace And The Palatine Chapel
The UNESCO-listed Norman Palace, Palazzo dei Normanni, is the top historic attraction in Palermo Sicily. It houses the Palatine Chapel, an extraordinary space filled with glittering Byzantine style mosaics. French author Guy
Visiting Monreale Cathedral In Sicily, The Complete Guide
Monreale Cathedral is the world’s most famous Norman cathedral and Sicily’s most beautiful church. It’s a jaw dropping architectural marvel slathered from floor to ceiling with glittering Byzantine mosaics. It
50+ Amazing UNESCO Sites In Europe
Looking to visit some UNESCO World Heritage sites in Europe? In this post, I cover 50+ of the top sites you should visit. These UNESCO sites are among the most
Guide To The Mosaics Of Sicily’s Villa Romana del Casale
Here’s my guide to visiting the UNESCO-listed Villa Romana del Casale in Sicily. It’s an incredibly mosaicked country villa built by Roman aristocrats in the 4th century. Tucked away in
The Best 2 Days In Syracuse Sicily Itinerary, Things To Do In Siracusa & Ortigia
Syracuse is a wondrous ancient city in southeast Sicily. There is no shortage of things to do in Syracuse, making it the perfect weekend getaway. Here is the perfect 2
Visiting Sicily’s Valley Of The Temples, The Complete Guide
Here’s my guide to visiting the majestic Valley of the Temples in Agrigento Sicily, with must know tips for visiting. The Valley of the Temples is the world’s largest archaeological
Guide To The Madcap Romantic Pena Palace In Sintra Portugal
Planning a trip to Sintra Portugal? Here’s my guide to visiting the remarkable Pena Palace. Sintra is an easy day trip from Lisbon and should be on your Portugal itinerary.
Oh Vanity! Guide To Portugal’s Alcobaça Monastery
Here’s my guide to visiting the breathtaking Alçobaca Monastery in Portugal. Alçobaca is a former Cisterian monastery founded in the 12th century by Portugal’s first king, Afonso Henriques who hailed
Guide To the Stunning Coimbra University in Portugal
Here’s my complete guide to visiting the UNESCO-listed Coimbra University in Coimbra Portugal, with must know tips for visiting. Coimbra is the perfect midway stop between Lisbon and Porto and
Guide To Jerónimos Monastery: Manueline Splendor in Lisbon’s Belém Neighborhood
Here’s my guide to visiting the spectacular Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon Portugal. Jeronimos Monastery is one of the most important landmarks in Portugal. The limestone edifice is a must visit