Did you know that in Sicily there are really a lot of sites recognized by Unesco?
But then, what are the Unesco sites, do you know?
Based on an international treaty known as the Convention on the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (adopted in 1972), UNESCO recognizes that some places on Earth are of “exceptional universal value” and therefore must be part of the common heritage of the humanity.
In our beautiful region we have, as I told you, the good fortune to host quite a few, much more than the regional average.
Now I list them and above all I invite you to visit them all! Plan a trip and an itinerary maybe, why not, to see and experience them all in one breath. You will notice that there are works, places and arts in the list. So get ready for extraordinary foods and works, arts you did not know, cities incredibly rich in culture and full of wonders.
1 Opera dei pupi
2 Valley of the Temples of Agrigento
3 Geopark of the Madonie
4 The art of dry stone walls
5 Rocca di Cerere Geopark
6 Baroque cities of the Val di Noto (Caltagirone, Militello in Val di Catania, Catania, Modica, Noto, Palazzolo Acreide, Ragusa and Scicli)
7 Vine in Alberobello of Pantelleria
8 The Mediterranean Diet
9 Norman city of Palermo (Royal Palace, Palatine Chapel, Martorana Church, San Cataldo Church, San Giovanni degli Eremiti Church, Palermo Cathedral, Zisa Castle, Admiral’s Bridge)
10 Cathedral of Cefalù
11 Cathedral and cloister of Monreale
12 Roman Villa del Casale
13 Aeolian Islands
15 Rock necropolis of Pantalica
16 Mount Etna