VideoPlatform dedicated to Italian Archaeological Sites registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List

Interactive Map

Browse with Google maps to find the site to visit


A journey through time, a chronological glance across Unesco World Heritage sites


Italian UNESCO World Heritage Archaeological Sites

International cultural relations and exchanges are deeply rooted in history and represent one of the main means to foster dialogue, understanding and peace between peoples.
Archaeological, historical, artistic and natural heritage constitutes an extended and multi-faceted palimpsest on a world scale, as it’s well reflected in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Italy acknowledges the great importance of this heritage by engaging in its protection, conservation and enhancement both nationally and globally.
Our country is one of the main supporters of multilateral cultural cooperation and an active organizer of archaeological, ethno-anthropological and conservation missions all over the world contributing to a substantial improvement in relations between Countries.


Unesco World Heritage

The Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage was adopted by UNESCO in 1972 to ensure the identification, protection, safeguard and transmission to future generations of the cultural and natural heritage of Outstanding Universal Value.
The properties registered in the World Heritage List can be cultural, natural or mixed and must meet specific selection criteria.
Cultural heritage includes monuments, artistic or architectural works, archaeological sites and historical centres; the natural properties consist of sites of exceptional scientific, geological or aesthetic value and in places particularly significant for the survival of animal and plant species threatened with extinction.

Interactive map

With the interactive map you can easily browse archaeological Italy and choose the site to visit.

An initiative promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation - Directorate General for nationwide Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation


The site was created in collaboration with the Italian National Commission for UNESCO

Director: Alessandro Furlan
Curator: Prof. Vincent Jolivet
Virtual 3D: Pietro Galifi; Stefano Moretti
Post Production: Luigi Giannattasio
Scientific data collection: Maria Grazia Nini


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