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 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.
Hindered by it's location, few miles away from the bay of Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Ischia and very close the Vesuvius, the mighty Royal Palace of Caserta is pretty often neglected by tourists, despite it's undeniable value. Not only the Palace is surrounded by a complex of natural beauties, including the marvellous aqueduct built by architect Vanvitelli, but also is the largest royal palace in the world by volume (expressed in cubic meters).
Every Country on Earth has at least 1 site included in the UNESCO list of world heritage, however there is a Country which, provided the small scale of it's extension and the unparalleled cultural heritage, ranks 1st in such list: Italy.