"Who are you?" " Amerigo Vespucci - training ship of the Italian Navy" "No, you are just the most beautiful boat in the world".
Everything speaks of wine in this area: while driving from point A to point B you see nothing else but vineyards and, once you reach the "summit of the Cipresses", a wide scenic view opens up before your eyes, spanning from Castelnuovo to San Marzano Oliveto, Moasca, Calosso and Agliano Terme, 5 villages strictly devoted to wine making.
The idea underpinning the renovation of the Dora Park was that of keeping the industrail plant visible (at least the remains of it) and to refurbish the whole complex with tools and equipment to allow visitors enjoy spending time there.
The nine Sacri Monti (Sacred Mountains) of northern Italy are groups of chapels and other architectural features created in the late 16th and 17th centuries and dedicated to different aspects of the Christian faith.
Agrigento (or Girgenti as the locals are used to call it) is a small city on the south eastern coast of Sicily. However it is also a former Greek Colony called Akragas. The Greek heritage is still well preserved, although 3000 years of history have passed since their presence so that what we see today are the remains of a huge city rich of temples, named after the Greek pantheon.
Despite being a very beautiful town, founded by the Romans (whose trace are still today visible in the roman bridge over the Dora Baltea river) under the name Eporedia, and despite being the birth place of Arduino, a man who was crowned the first king of Italy in 1002 (whose castle is still towering on the hill above the city), Ivrea has been a hub of the modern industrial production for a long period of time, spanning from the early 1900s up to the 1980s. Many city have an industrial past so why should Ivrea count more than others? The Unesco Committee provides us with the response.
Ravenna is a medium sized Italian city of approximately 160.000 inhabitants, whose Early Christian Monuments are listed by UNESCO in world heritage since 1996.