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Riccardo Quaranta

My name is Riccardo and I was born near Rome, in Italy. I'm in love with traveling and the beauty of this world. I believe that one of the best ways to appreciate what the world and its people offer is to travel and learn from this amazing experience.

A great way to learn and understand everything that is different from our daily life is by appreciating the heritage that is left for us by people, together with the stunning beauty of nature. This is why I am interested in the UNESCO World Heritage. Through them, I feel like I’m learning what people are capable of doing and I am always amazed at the incredible shows that Nature is capable of disclosing before our eyes. I want to share my passion with the rest of the world, because I strongly believe that the world would be a much better place if everyone could travel and see this incredible beauty with their own eyes, the way I do.

I have also my personal blog: www.theunescochallenge.wordpress.com

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Sighisoara Riccardo Quaranta

Sighisoara by Riccardo Quaranta

In the 12th century, King Géza II of Hungary invited German craftsmen and merchants, generally known as Transylvanian Saxons, to settle in Transylvania, at the time part of the Kingdom of Hungary, to defend the frontier of the realm. Among the first settlements founded by the Saxons was the town that is now known as Sighișoara (Schäßburg in German).

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Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras Riccardo Quaranta

Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras by Riccardo Quaranta

Ifugao, which means People of the Hill, is a province in the Cordillera Administrative Region on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. This area is famous for the 2000 years old rice terraces that are inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List with the name of “Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras“. This was the first property to be included in the Cultural Landscape category.

The site comprises five clusters of rice terraces: Batad Rice Terraces, Bangaan Rice Terraces, Hungduan Rice Terraces, Mayoyao Rice Terraces and Nagacadan Rice Terraces. I managed to visit the first three of the list and I was stunned by the harmony between the environment and the people living there, who morphed the landscape according to their needs but managed to preserve the environment.

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Mostar Riccardo Quaranta

Mostar by Riccardo Quaranta

The city of Mostar, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, known for its 16th century bridge (Stari Most), after which it is named, was sadly brought to the public’s attention during the 90s due to the horrors of the Croat-Bosniak war that followed the collapse of the former Yugoslavia. Amidst the destruction of most of the modern and historic city and the absurd number of victims, even the landmark of the city was destroyed.

Stari Most, a 16th century Ottoman bridge, one of the most important pieces of Islamic architecture in the Balkans, the most recognizable landmark of Mostar and the connection between the two parts of the city across the river Neretva, was destroyed on November 9th 1993, after standing for 427 years.

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Name: Riccardo Quaranta

Country: Italy

Visited WHS: 132

Most Impressive: Rome and Angkor (Cambodia).

Proposal New WHS: Bagan, Myanmar. Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy.

Lists

  1. Kinabalu Park
  2. Villa d'Este
  3. Val d'Orcia
  4. Vienna
  5. Tugendhat Villa
  6. Macao
  7. Royal Exhibition Building
  8. Etruscan Necropolises
  9. Struve Geodetic Arc
  10. Bali Subak system
  11. Cienfuegos
  12. Melaka and George Town
  13. Dolomites
  14. Stari Grad Plain
  15. San Marino and Mount Titano
  16. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  17. Valletta
  18. Longobards in Italy
  19. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  20. Thang Long
  21. Jantar Mantar
  22. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  23. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  24. University of Coimbra
  25. Rabat
  26. Mount Etna
  27. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  28. Stećci
  29. Sydney Opera House
  30. Medina of Fez
  31. Florence
  32. Old Havana
  33. Red Fort
  34. Humayun's Tomb
  35. Qutb Minar
  36. Elephanta Caves
  37. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  38. Agra Fort
  39. Taj Mahal
  40. Fatehpur Sikri
  41. Belem
  42. Vatican City
  43. Cracow
  44. Cologne Cathedral
  45. Warsaw
  46. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  47. Medina of Marrakesh
  48. Istanbul
  49. Trier
  50. Stonehenge
  51. Venice and its Lagoon
  52. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  53. Castel del Monte
  54. Budapest
  55. Acropolis
  56. Westminster
  57. Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
  58. Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
  59. Luang Prabang
  60. Tower of London
  61. Vigan
  62. Vilnius
  63. Royal Palace at Caserta
  64. San Gimignano
  65. Sukhothai
  66. Ayutthaya
  67. Old Rauma
  68. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  69. Dong Phayayen
  70. Borobudur
  71. Sangiran Early Man Site
  72. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  73. Prague
  74. Prambanan
  75. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River
  76. Angkor
  77. Matera
  78. Ha Long Bay
  79. Baroque Churches
  80. Hué
  81. Ancient Kyoto
  82. City of Luxembourg
  83. Siena
  84. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  85. Sintra
  86. Naples
  87. Kutna Hora
  88. Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  89. Oporto
  90. Genbaku Dome
  91. Itsukushima Shrine
  92. La Lonja de la Seda
  93. Schönbrunn
  94. The trulli of Alberobello
  95. Ravenna
  96. Pienza
  97. Meknes
  98. Verona
  99. Trogir
  100. Tallinn
  101. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  102. Modena
  103. Pompei
  104. Versailles
  105. Costiera Amalfitana
  106. Agrigento
  107. Volubilis
  108. Viñales Valley
  109. Cilento and Vallo di Diano
  110. Riga
  111. Grand Place, Brussels
  112. Pyramids (Memphis)
  113. Ancient Thebes
  114. Ancient Nara
  115. Nubian Monuments
  116. Historic Cairo
  117. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  118. Sighisoara
  119. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  120. Isole Eolie
  121. Rome
  122. Nikko
  123. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
  124. Belfries
  125. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  126. Mostar
  127. Hoi An
  128. Dubrovnik
  129. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  130. Split
  131. Plitvice Lakes
  132. Assisi
  1. Ancient Buddhist Site, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (T)
  2. Ancient cities of Upper Myanmar : Innwa, Amarapura, Sagaing, Mingun, Mandalay (T)
  3. Bagan Archaeological Area and Monuments (T)
  4. Cascata delle Marmore and valnerina: Monastic sites and ancient hydrogeological reclamation works (T)
  5. Centro Storico di Lucca (T)
  6. Chocolate Hills Natural Monument (T)
  7. Cienaga de Zapata National Park (T)
  8. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  9. Coastal Cliffs (T)
  10. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  11. Delhi - A Heritage City (T)
  12. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  13. El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area (T)
  14. Ensemble de Beng Mealea (T)
  15. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  16. Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Archipelago (T)
  17. Historical City Centre of Yogyakarta (T)
  18. Inle Lake (T)
  19. Jaipur city, Rajasthan India (T)
  20. Karstic caves in prehistoric Apulia (T)
  21. Khor Dubai (T)
  22. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  23. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands (T)
  24. Le champ de bataille de Waterloo, la fin de l’épopée napoléonienne (T)
  25. Le Panorama de la Bataille de Waterloo, exemple particulièrement significatif de « Phénomène de Panoramas » (T)
  26. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  27. Massif du Mont Blanc (T)
  28. Massif du Mont-Blanc (T)
  29. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  30. Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna (T)
  31. Moulay Idriss Zerhoun (T)
  32. Orheiul Vechi Archaeological Landscape (T)
  33. Orvieto (T)
  34. Qawra/Dwejra (T)
  35. Reef System in the Cuban Caribbean (T)
  36. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  37. Salento and the "Barocco Leccese" (T)
  38. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  39. Taormina and Isola Bella (T)
  40. Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura (T)
  41. That Luang de Vientiane (T)
  42. The Aniene valley and Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli (T)
  43. The Area of Old Carved Stone in Sapa (T)
  44. The city of Bergamo (T)
  45. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)
  46. The cultural landscape of the Benedictine settlements in medieval Italy (T)
  47. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  48. The historic urban site of Počitelj (T)
  49. The Holy place of worship of Ukonsaari by the Sami people at Inari (T)
  50. The Laponian Area - Tysfjord, the fjord of Hellemobotn and Rago (T)
  51. The Old Town of Jakarta (Formerly old Batavia) and 4 Outlying Islands (Onrust, Kelor, Cipir dan Bidadari) (T)
  52. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  53. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plecnik in Ljubljana and Prague (T)
  54. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plecnik in Ljubljana and Prague (T)
  55. The Victorian & Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai (T)
  56. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  57. Via Appia "Regina Viarum" (T)
  58. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  59. Wooden Monasteries of Konbaung Period : Ohn Don, Sala, Pakhangyi, Pakhannge, Legaing, Sagu, Shwe-Kyaung (Mandalay) (T)