4 UNESCO World Heritage cities in Italy that you can’t miss

Dont'miss these Italian cities / Unsplash
Don't miss these Italian cities / Unsplash
18 September 2019, Redaction

Italy holds the record for UNESCO World Heritage with 55 sites in 2019.

Although they are all undoubtably worth a visit, here we will present the 4 World Heritage Italian cities which you can’t miss.

Rent an apartment or a holiday home with Rentalia and enjoy the unmissable sight in these fabulous Italian cities recognized by UNESCO.

Assisi

Assisi, UNESCO Heritage since 2000 / Unsplash
Assisi, UNESCO Heritage since 2000 / Unsplash

Assisi, the home of Saint Francis, is located on a hill in the province of Perugia, and it is found on our list of 4 World Heritage cities to visit, thanks to the artistic and architectural masterpieces such as the Basilica of Saint Francis, the frescos by Giotto, Cimabue, Pietro Lorenzetti and Simone Martini. But also, thanks to the incredible charm and the peace it is able to transmit to its visitors.

Assisi can be considered one of the footholds where the human creative genius has developed. The continuity that exists between the sanctuary of the city and the natural environment is a unique example in the world.

If you want to experience the thrill of feeling overwhelmed by beauty, this is the place you must see at least once in your life.

Verona 

Verona, UNESCO Heritage since 2000 / Unsplash
Verona, UNESCO Heritage since 2000 / Unsplash

If Assisi is the city of peace, everyone knows that Verona is the city of love, but not only that. Verona is also a city of culture and art. It is precisely the historical and artistic continuum that has happened since the first century BC, when it was founded, until today, which has allowed the city of Romeo and Juliet to enter the UNESCO list of World Heritage cities.

Verona is a city not to be missed if what you are looking for is a city that offers so much history and culture, but without forgetting the fun and services moving with the times.

Ragusa 

Ragusa, UNESCO Heritage since 2002 / Unsplash
Ragusa, UNESCO Heritage since 2002 / Unsplash

Ragusa was included in the UNESCO heritage list in 2002 along with other cities (Caltagirone, Catania, Militello Val di Catania, Modica, Noto, Palazzolo Acreide and Scicli) that were rebuilt after the disastrous earthquake of 1693. Ragusa cannot be missed for its remarkable testimony of the exuberant genius expressed in the art and architecture of the late Baroque.

The main points of interest are the Cathedral of San Giovanni, the Cathedral of San Giorgio and the Castle of Donnafugata. Finally, if we talk about reasons to visit this wonderful city, don't forget the gastronomy and culinary culture of Sicily that will conquer even the most demanding palates.

Genoa 

Genoa, UNESCO Heritage since 2006 / Pixabay.com
Genoa, UNESCO Heritage since 2006 / Pixabay.com

Urbanisation and architecture are the areas of excellence thanks to which Genoa has earned the World Heritage frieze. In fact, the Strade Nuove and the Palazzi dei Rolli System represent an exceptional example of architecture and urbanism from the 16th and 17th centuries.

For us Genoa is one of the 4 cities to visit, especially for its charisma. Between its old port and the old town, between the forts and the various attractions dedicated to children (but not only), in its dishes and even in the surroundings, Genoa conveys a character that few cities in the world have. Without a doubt, it is one of the World Heritage cities that should not be missed.

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