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I love travelling, I've already been to 60 countries, and my goal is visiting as many WHS as possible.

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Vézère Valley

Monica Tasciotti Italy - 19-Sep-17

Vézère Valley

When I heard that France would have opened the new Lascaux International Center known as Lascaux IV, I immediately wanted to visit this new museum which seemed to be a great place to see. The tickets are easy to secure by online booking from the Lascaux’s website (which could be improved a lot) even if not all guided tours are on display, but since my visit happened last week (September), there were plenty of free slot of tour to choose. They cost 16€, a remarkable price I should say. The village of Montignac is easy to reach only by car though.

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Monica Tasciotti Italy - 08-Apr-10


I’ve been to Lyon a couple of times but only on my last visit I had the time to go to the Fourvière hill. The view of the city from the back of the Basilica is magnificent (and the Basilica itself worth a visit even if it is only from the end of XIX century) but what I liked most was the Musèe de la Civilitation Gallo-Romaine in the complex of the Parc Archéologique de Lyon Fourvière where you can also visit for free the beautiful and well preserved Roman Theatres (Grand Théatre and Odéon). I had no idea that this museum had so many, big and wonderful mosaics! They reminded me of those in the Tunis museum, also there I was struck by these outstanding works dating from the Roman empire. You can reach the museum with a funicular railway to be taken near St

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Residences of the Royal House of Savoy

Monica Tasciotti Italy - 30-Mar-10

Residences of the Royal House of Savoy

On my last trip to Turin, I visited Palazzo Reale, Palazzo Madama, Venaria Reale and Castello di Rivoli with its Museum of Contemporary Art. I don’t love particularly Contemporary Art but the Castello is very pleasant, also thanks to the sunny spring weather on that day. You can eat outside the cafeteria enjoying the panorama but there’s also a very famous, elegant and expensive restaurant there (Sunday closed) if you can afford the price.

With a car, on the same day you can visit both Venaria (12€) and Rivoli (6.5€) since they are on the same direction. Venaria is one of the biggest Savoy residences but one part of the palace (the Scuderie Juvarriane) can be visited only on the occasion of big art expositions. Plants in the Gardens are still very young and the long Vasca (2.5km fountains) is under restoration but there you can get acquainted with the long history of the Savoy family. Rooms in Palazzo Reale are similar to many other royal palaces but there’s not much original furniture, in any case it still worth a visit

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Recently Visited WHS

Update 03.05.23
Rating Stats
Masada 5
Rhodes 5
Iguacu 4.5
Le Morne 4.5
Pantanal 4.5
Chavin 4
Urbino 4
Hattusha 3.5
Lumbini 3.5
Olinda 3.5
Orange 3
Troy 3
São Luis 2.5
  1. Amazonia Theaters (T)
  2. Ancient Buddhist Site of Sarnath (T)
  3. Ancient cities of Upper Myanmar : Innwa, Amarapura, Sagaing, Mingun, Mandalay (T)
  4. Ancient Greek Theatres (T)
  5. Ancient Towers of the Aegean Sea (T)
  6. Archaeological site of Ancient Messene (T)
  7. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  8. Ayeyawady River Corridor (T)
  9. Azraq (T)
  10. Bahá'í House of Worship at New Delhi (T)
  11. Bet She'an (T)
  12. Black River Gorges National Park (T)
  13. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  14. Brazilian Fortresses Ensemble (T)
  15. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  16. Caesarea (T)
  17. California Current Conservation Complex (T)
  18. Çanakkale (Dardanelles) and Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Battles Zones in the First World War (T)
  19. Casablanca, Ville du XXème siécle, carrefour d'influences (T)
  20. Cascata delle Marmore and Valnerina: Monastic sites and ancient hydrogeological reclamation works (T)
  21. Cathédrale de Saint-Denis (T)
  22. Cattolica Monastery in Stilo and Basilian-Byzantine complexes (T)
  23. Central Park (T)
  24. Cité de Carcassonne et ses châteaux sentinelles de montagne (T)
  25. Coastal Cliffs (T)
  26. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  27. Dali Chanshan Mountain and Erhai Lake Scenic Spot (T)
  28. Dana Biosphere Reserve (T)
  29. Delhi - A Heritage City (T)
  30. Desert Castles of Ancient Khorezm (T)
  31. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  32. Dong Villages (T)
  33. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  34. Eglise et Monastère de Sao Bento, Rio de Janeiro (T)
  35. Egyptian Museum in Cairo (T)
  36. Ellis Island (T)
  37. Fortress of Spinalonga (T)
  38. Gadara (Modern Um Qeis or Qays) (T)
  39. Gdansk - Town of Memory and Freedom (T)
  40. Gorge of Samaria National Park (T)
  41. Historic Center of the City of Trujillo (T)
  42. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  43. Human Rights, Liberation Struggle and Reconciliation: Nelson Mandela Legacy Sites (T)
  44. Iconic Riverfront of the Historic City of Varanasi (T)
  45. Inle Lake (T)
  46. Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T)
  47. Jerusalem (T)
  48. Karstic caves in prehistoric Apulia (T)
  49. Konya-A capital of Seljuk Civilization (T)
  50. Kornati and Telašćica (T)
  51. La Camargue (T)
  52. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands (T)
  53. Lake Titicaca (T)
  54. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (France) (T)
  55. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (Italy) (T)
  56. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  57. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  58. Les témoignages matériels de la construction de l’État des Pyrénées : la Co-principauté d’Andorre (S) (T)
  59. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  60. Massif du Mont Blanc (T)
  61. Massif du Mont-Blanc (T)
  62. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  63. Medieval Settlement of Kirtipur (T)
  64. Miao Nationality Villages in Southeast Guizhou Province (T)
  65. Minoan Palatial Centres (T)
  66. Mon cities : Bago, Hanthawaddy (T)
  67. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  68. Mujib Nature Reserve (T)
  69. National Park (Taman Negara) of Peninsular Malaysia (T)
  70. Orvieto (T)
  71. Palais de la Culture, ancien siège du Ministere de l'Education et de la Santé, Rio de Janeiro (T)
  72. Parc national de la Vanoise (T)
  73. Parc national de Port-Cros (T)
  74. Parque Nacional dos Lençóis Maranhenses – Lençóis Maranhenses National Park (T)
  75. Rade de Marseille (T)
  76. Ras Mohammed (T)
  77. Rouen : ensemble urbain à pans de bois, cathédrale, église Saint-Ouen, église Saint Maclou (T)
  78. Sacred Titicaca Lake (T)
  79. Salento and the Barocco Leccese (T)
  80. Salt Mines of Maras (T)
  81. Seruwila to Sri Pada (Sacred Foot Print Shrine), Ancient pilgrim route along the Mahaweli river in Sri Lanka (T)
  82. Shaubak Castle (Montreal) (T)
  83. Shwedagon Pagoda on Singuttara Hill (T)
  84. Silk Roads Sites in Uzbekistan (T)
  85. The Aniene valley and Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli (T)
  86. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)
  87. The cultural landscape of the Benedictine settlements in medieval Italy (T)
  88. The early medieval architectural complex of Panauti (T)
  89. The historic ensemble of Orchha (T)
  90. The historic town of Korcula (T)
  91. The historic urban site of Počitelj (T)
  92. The Industrial Heritage of Barbados: The Story of Sugar and Rum (T)
  93. The Lijiang River Scenic Zone at Guilin (T)
  94. The Murge of Altamura (T)
  95. The Transhumance: The Royal Shepherd's Track (T)
  96. Via Appia 'Regina Viarum' (T)
  97. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  98. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  99. Volterra: Historical City and Cultural Landscape (T)
  100. Wooden Monasteries of Konbaung Period : Ohn Don, Sala, Pakhangyi, Pakhannge, Legaing, Sagu, Shwe-Kyaung (Mandalay) (T)
  101. Yangtze Gorges Scenic Spot (T)

Reviewed TWHS

Top 50 Missing Sites

  1. Bagan
  2. Cenotes of the Yucatan
  3. Cultural Landscape of Santorini
  4. Ephesus
  5. Great Gobi Desert
  6. Historic University Towns of Oxford and Cambridge
  7. Neuschwanstein Castle
  8. Okavango Delta
  9. Panama Canal
  10. Scrovegni's Chapel
  11. Shwedagon Pagoda
  12. Suez Canal
  13. Ur