Unesco Sites in Lombardy

Unesco sites in Lombardy, heritage of Mankind

Unesco sites in Lombardy, heritage of Mankind

There are ten Unesco Sites Lombardy. As a matter of fact it is the Region with the highest number of sites protected by Unesco in the country.


If you consider visiting Lombardy, try to add at least one to your itinerary. Follow our guide and pick the one that suits you. 


Mantua, Italian Culture Capital for 2016, is a Renaissance jewel that shines due to the efforts of the Gonzaga family. Take the chance of visiting Sabbioneta, built by applyling the design rules of this Humanist movement.


The Sacri Monti rise along the Alps and were added to the list in 2003, since they are a high expression of religious art in the middle of a natural environment that influenced the way to build places of worship all over Europe.


Then there are the prehistoric cave paintings of the Valcamonica, representing the first site in Italy to be recognized by Unesco.


Located in the Valtelline area, Rhaetian Railway is a narrow track network that allows to travel at a 2253 meters altitude. 


The Province of Bergamo has restored the old Crespi D'adda industrial complex, a workers' village commissioned by the owners of a cotton mill in order to guarantee the best conditions for its employees. 


Among the Unesco sites in Lombardy, the Santa Maria delle Grazie Church is known for hosting the Last Supper

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    • The Crespi d'Adda Workers Village is part of the Unesco World Heritage Sites list since 1995. Crespi is the surname of the family who owned an old cottonmill and built this complex. Its...
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    • Monte San Giorgio sits in the middle of Italy and Switzerland. The Italian side of Monte San Giorgio became part of Unesco's World Heritage Sites in 2010 while the Swiss half has been since 2003....
    • The Rock Carvings National Park is the first of the Unesco Sites in Lombardy to be labelled as World Heritage. This protected area is situated in the Province of Brescia, given the title of...
    • The prehistoric Alpine stilt houses are part of 111 human dwellings scattered all over the heart of Europe, included in the Unesco World Heritage Sites list. The Alpine Range harbors a series of...
    • The Bernina Rezia Rhaetian Train is a 122 km long railway that goes between Italy and Switzerland. It reaches a 2253 meters altitude along a spectacular landscape. Because of this, it was added in...
    • The cities of Mantua and Sabbioneta share a common quality. On July 7th 2008, they became part of Unesco World Heritage sites list. Even though they are two different cities, shared history makes...
    • The violin craftmanship of Cremona became part of the Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2012. It is a well-deserved label adding up to the nine Unesco Sites Lombardy already boasts within...
    • The Sacri Monti in Piedmont and Lombardy brings a legacy shared by two regions that guard a series of trails full of history, art and inspiring landscapes. There is a total of nine praying roads...
    • The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is a shining example of the artist's genius. Originally titled Ultima Cena , it is considered as his masterpiece. It was added to the list of Unesco World...
    • The Lombards in Italy : Places of Power , this is the title of seven localities that symbolize the importance of this people in the country. They all became part of the prestigious Unesco World...

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