UNESCO sites in Campania, Italy

Italy has more UNESCO world heritage sites than any other country and five ae in Campania.  They include the remains of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata which were buried by an eruption of Vesuvius in 79CE which one can see alongside the nearby Amalfi coast another heritage site as well as the historic heart of Naples.

Perhaps less well known is the 18th-Century Royal Palace at Casertawith the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San LeucioComplex which is a palace and park created by the Bourbon King of NaplesCharles III in the mid 18th century. It is notable for blending into the environment. The site also includes an ambitious new town and industrial complex.

The fifth site is Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the archeological sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula offers an exceptional cultural landscape with settlements and sanctuaries reflecting its historical position on a trade route and related cultural and political exchange in prehistoric and medieval times. The site includes Paestum and Velia, remains of two major towns from classical times.

 

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