The Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes, which in Italy we know as the ‘trenino rosso del Bernina,’ is a mountain railway line, the highest in Europe, which connects the Italian town of Tirano to the Swiss town of St. Moritz, crossing the Alps. It is therefore a site shared between Italy and Switzerland. The highest point it reaches...

Scala dei Turchi Patrimonio Unesco? Potrebbe accadere presto. L’Assemblea Regionale Siciliana ha approvato all’unanimità un ordine del giorno che impegna la giunta Musumeci a promuovere l’inserimento nel patrimonio mondiale, culturale e naturale dell’Unesco della celebre scogliera bianca di Realmonte (Agrigento), un gioiello ambientale minacciato d...

If you had any doubt about how seriously Italians take their coffee, consider that earlier this month, a campaign kicked off with support from a bi-partisan group of the country’s MPs to help espresso gain UNESCO recognition and make it on to the Intangible Cultural Heritage list (as Neapolitan pizza recently did). Since the late 1800s the special...

The foreign ministry on Thursday praised the recognition Italy received from the United Nations cultural organisation for three traditional practices - seasonal livestock droving along Mediterranean migratory routes, Alpinism and The Celestinian Forgiveness annual celebration in the central city of L'Aquila. The foreign ministry said it "welcomes w...

Transhumance, the traditional farming practice of seasonal migration of livestock along storied tracks towards better climate conditions, was unanimously inserted Wednesday into UNESCO's list of of intangible cultural heritage. The successful bid was made by Italy, Austria and Greece. With this new inclusion, Italy has overtaken Turkey and Belgium...

What do Chinese acupuncture, Irish hurling and the polyphonic singing of the Aka Pygmies of Central Africa have in common? They are all examples of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity that UNESCO has recognized since it began anointing such things in 2003, racking up more than 500 different practices and traditions so far. Italy now hopes...

Lifeintaly has often dedicated articles to Italy’s UNESCO sites: UNESCO’s list is not only important because it makes the beauties of the world known, but also because sites within it are often entitled to receive financial support for their upkeeping and preservation. What many may not be aware of is that UNESCO does not only protect works of art...

L'arte della pizza napoletana, riconosciuta quale patrimonio immateriale dell'Unesco, torna al centro dell'attenzione internazionale negli Usa, grazie alle iniziative della Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel mondo. La Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel Mondo ha accompagnato dal 2016 la grande campagna #pizzaUnesco che con oltre 2 milioni di firme...

It was only a few months into my tenure as the Free Press restaurant critic when I realized that — wait — maybe my job was actually, improbably, somehow even better than I imagined. I was sitting in a conference room with two of my editors who wanted to check in to see how I was settling in. During our wide-ranging conversation, I casually mentione...

Noto is blooming. Noto is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is the capital of Sicilian baroque architecture. Colonized in 263 BC by the Romans with a peace treaty, it was under the rule of Gerone II during his reign. Over the centuries it fell under the rule of the Romans, Arabs, Normans and Aragonese. In 1693 the city was completely destroyed by a...