2 July 2011

New UNESCO sites in Italy

Italy has a new UNESCO listing for 2011:
'Longobards in Italy. Places of power (568-774 A.D.)'. This listing includes seven different sites which are important monuments to the Lombard era. These sites include Cividale del Friuli, which I visited a few months ago and wrote about. It is a very attractive small town in the north-east corner of Italy, and its monuments and museum are a great introduction to the culture of the Lombards, the long-haired warriors and Christians so different to Italy's other peoples.
> Cividale del Friuli

Italy is also included in an additional new listing, 'Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps'. Of the 111 sites covered by this listing, several are in northern Italy. Approximately 5% of all UNESCO world heritage sites are in Italy.
> UNESCO sites in Italy
> Official UNESCO listings

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