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.
Are you a fan of the Renaissance traveling to Milan? You’ll want to see Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper fresco. Here’s my guide to the fresco, with must know
The Duomo di Siracusa is one of Italy’s most beautiful churches. It’s also known by its official name, the Cathedral of the Holy Nativity of Mary. The Duomo is a
So you’re planning a trip to Sicily? This enchanting Italian island is one of Europe’s most dreamed of destinations. To help you plan a visit, I’ve put together five sample
La Martorana is a golden treasure that was my favorite church in Palermo. It’s also known by its official name, the Church of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio. Martorana is a small
Are you a classicist traveling to Syracuse Sicily? You’ll want to visit the city’s celebrated archaeological park, the Parco Archeologico della Neapolis. Here’s my guide to everything to see at
Planning a visit to Palermo Cathedral? The cathedral is a prime example of Sicily’s Arab-Norman architecture and part of Palermo’s UNESCO designation. Like Palermo itself, it’s a mix of architectural
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
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
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