In Unesco’s World Heritage List (WHL) there are 1002 sites, both cultural and natural. Italyis the country with the highest number of sites, 51 in total. Sicily with its seven sites is thefirst Italian region, together with Lombardy, although Lombardy only has five exclusivelywhile two are shared, one with Piedmont and another with Switzerland. Not only doesSicily have seven sites of cultural and natural heritage, but it also has two elements in thelist of intangible cultural heritage: “Opera dei Pupi” (Sicilian puppet theatre) (2001) and “Lavite ad alberello” (head-trained bush vines) (2014) and plays a strategic, central role in “TheMediterranean diet” (2010).1 So with tangible and intangible heritage, Sicily can boast of 10sites and represents the region with the highest number of Unesco inscriptions in theworld. Sicilian sites in the WH List are: the Villa del Casale at Piazza Armerina in the provinceof Enna (1997); the Archaeological Park and Landscape of the Valley of the Templesof Agrigento in the province of Agrigento (1997); the Aeolian Islands in the province ofMessina (2000); the Late-Baroque cities of the Val di Noto (provinces of Siracusa, Ragusa,Catania), the cities of Noto, Palazzolo Acreide, Ragusa, Modica, Scicli, Catania,Caltagirone and Militello in Val di Catania (2002); Siracusa and the Rock Necropolises ofPantalica (2005), Mount Etna (2013), Arab-Norman Palermo and the cathedrals of Cefaluand Monreale (2015).
|Numero di pagine||65|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2015|