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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 19-Sep-17

Vézère Valley by Monica Tasciotti

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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Lyon 08-Apr-10

Lyon by Monica Tasciotti

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. Jean Cathedral down in the Vieux Lyon (here, don’t miss to look inside the buildings), then a short walk just on the right, facing the Fourvière Basilica. I’ve also taken a look to the interesting Musée de Beaux Arts that houses one of France's richest collection of art masterpieces and been to the splendid Hotel de Ville where I had the chance to be invited to a gala dinner! Once I’ve also been to the famous Paul Bocuse’s “Abbaye of Collonges” at Collonges, 5km north outside the city of Lyon where there’s a incredible huge “carillon”. It’s a mechanical pipe organ dating 1900, whose sound is the equivalent of an orchestra of 110 musicians! You can eat there only for receptions, but you can experience his cuisine at the nearby Auberge. For cheaper and still good meals, head to Rue Mercière in Lyon, a pedestrian street where you can find several “bouchon” (authentically Lyonnais establishments). I also suggest Brasserie Georges near Perrache Station. Especially with children ask for the ‘Ile flottant’ dessert and wait for a special treatment! Hope to go again and visit the rest of the Fine Arts Museum and the Lumière Institute.

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Residences of the Royal House of Savoy 30-Mar-10

Residences of the Royal House of Savoy by Monica Tasciotti

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.

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Name: Monica Tasciotti

Country: Italy

Visited WHS: 243

Most Impressive: Angkor, Cambodia

Proposal New WHS: Bagan, Myanmar

Update 2018-10-13 05:36:33

  1. Costiera Amalfitana : 5.0
  2. Brazilian Atlantic Islands : 4.5
  3. Iguacu : 4.5
  4. Pantanal : 4.5
  5. Rio de Janeiro : 4.5
  6. Chaîne des Puys : 3.5
  7. Churches and Convents of Goa : 3.5
  8. Jantar Mantar : 3.5
  9. Olinda : 3.5
  10. Salvador de Bahia : 3.5
  11. Central Amazon Conservation Complex : 2.5
  12. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus : 2.5
  13. Elephanta Caves : 2.5
  14. São Luis : 2.5
  15. Botanical Garden, Padua : 2.0
  16. Canal du Midi : 1.5
  17. Valongo Wharf : 1.0
  18. Acropolis
  19. Agra Fort
  20. Agrigento
  21. Albi
  22. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  23. Ancient Thebes
  24. Angkor
  25. Anuradhapura
  26. Arab-Norman Palermo
  27. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  28. Arequipa
  29. Arles
  30. Assisi
  31. Auschwitz Birkenau
  32. Australian Convict Sites
  33. Avignon
  34. Avila
  35. Bali Subak system
  36. Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan"
  37. Belem
  38. Bellinzone
  39. Bordeaux
  40. Borobudur
  41. Bridgetown
  42. Bryggen
  43. Budapest
  44. Bukhara
  45. Canterbury
  46. Castel del Monte
  47. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  48. Causses and Cévennes
  49. Central Highlands
  50. Chaco Culture
  51. Chan Chan
  52. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  53. Chavin
  54. Chitwan National Park
  55. Churches of Moldavia
  56. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  57. Cordoba
  58. Corfu
  59. Cracow
  60. Cuzco
  61. Danube Delta
  62. Dazu Rock Carvings
  63. Dolomites
  64. Dubrovnik
  65. Edinburgh
  66. El Escurial
  67. Ephesus
  68. Epidaurus
  69. Etruscan Necropolises
  70. Evora
  71. Fatehpur Sikri
  72. Ferrara
  73. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  74. Florence
  75. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  76. Fraser Island
  77. Galapagos Islands
  78. Genoa
  79. Golden Temple of Dambulla
  80. Gondwana Rainforests
  81. Grand Canyon
  82. Grand Place, Brussels
  83. Great Barrier Reef
  84. Great Wall
  85. Greater Blue Mountains
  86. Gulf of Porto
  87. Göreme NP
  88. Ha Long Bay
  89. Hattusha
  90. Hawaii Volcanoes
  91. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  92. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  93. Historic Cairo
  94. Huascaran National Park
  95. Humayun's Tomb
  96. Ibiza
  97. Imperial Palace
  98. Imperial Tombs
  99. Independence Hall
  100. Island of Patmos
  101. Isole Eolie
  102. Istanbul
  103. Itchan Kala
  104. Kakadu National Park
  105. Kandy
  106. Kathmandu Valley
  107. Kew Gardens
  108. Khajuraho Group of Monuments
  109. Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
  110. La Fortaleza
  111. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  112. Lima
  113. Loire Valley
  114. Longmen Grottoes
  115. Longobards in Italy
  116. Lumbini
  117. Lyon
  118. Macao
  119. Machu Picchu
  120. Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
  121. Malbork Castle
  122. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  123. Maritime Greenwich
  124. Matera
  125. Maulbronn Monastery
  126. Mazagan
  127. Medici Villas and Gardens
  128. Medina of Essaouira
  129. Medina of Fez
  130. Medina of Marrakesh
  131. Medina of Tunis
  132. Meknes
  133. Melaka and George Town
  134. Mesa Verde
  135. Meteora
  136. Modena
  137. Mont-Saint-Michel
  138. Mostar
  139. Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha
  140. Mount Etna
  141. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  142. Mycenae and Tiryns
  143. Mystras
  144. Naples
  145. Nasca Lines
  146. Nubian Monuments
  147. Old City of Berne
  148. Old Havana
  149. Old Town of Galle
  150. Old Town of Lijiang
  151. Olympia
  152. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  153. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  154. Pergamon
  155. Petra
  156. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  157. Pienza
  158. Polonnaruva
  159. Pompei
  160. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  161. Potsdam
  162. Prague
  163. Prambanan
  164. Pyramids (Memphis)
  165. Qhapaq Ñan
  166. Quseir Amra
  167. Qutb Minar
  168. Ravenna
  169. Red Fort
  170. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  171. Rhaetian Railway
  172. Rhodes
  173. Rome
  174. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  175. Royal Exhibition Building
  176. Royal Palace at Caserta
  177. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  178. Saint Catherine Area
  179. Saint-Emilion
  180. Salzburg
  181. Samarkand
  182. San Gimignano
  183. San Marino and Mount Titano
  184. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  185. Santiago de Compostela
  186. Schönbrunn
  187. Shakhrisyabz
  188. Siena
  189. Sigiriya
  190. Sintra
  191. Site of Carthage
  192. Split
  193. St. Petersburg
  194. Stari Grad Plain
  195. Statue of Liberty
  196. Stone Town of Zanzibar
  197. Stonehenge
  198. Su Nuraxi di Barumini
  199. Summer Palace
  200. Sydney Opera House
  201. Syracuse
  202. Taj Mahal
  203. Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
  204. Temple of Heaven
  205. Thang Long
  206. The trulli of Alberobello
  207. Tiwanaku
  208. Toledo
  209. Torun
  210. Tower of London
  211. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  212. Trang An
  213. Trogir
  214. Troy
  215. Uluru
  216. Um er-Rasas
  217. Val d'Orcia
  218. Val di Noto
  219. Valletta
  220. Vatican City
  221. Venetian Works of Defence
  222. Venice and its Lagoon
  223. Verona
  224. Versailles
  225. Vicenza
  226. Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai
  227. Vienna
  228. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  229. Villa Romana del Casale
  230. Villa d'Este
  231. Villages with Fortified Churches
  232. Visby
  233. Volubilis
  234. Vézère Valley
  235. Wadi Rum
  236. Warsaw
  237. West Lake
  238. West Norwegian Fjords
  239. Westminster
  240. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  241. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  242. Yosemite National Park
  243. Yungang Grottoes
  1. Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique (T)
  2. Amazonia Theaters (T)
  3. Ancient Buddhist Site, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (T)
  4. Ancient cities of Upper Myanmar : Innwa, Amarapura, Sagaing, Mingun, Mandalay (T)
  5. Ancient Greek Theatres (T)
  6. Ancient Towers of the Aegean Sea (T)
  7. Archaeological site of Ancient Messene (T)
  8. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  9. Ayeyawady River Corridor (T)
  10. Azraq (T)
  11. Bagan Archaeological Area and Monuments (T)
  12. Bahá'í House of Worship at New Delhi (T)
  13. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  14. Brazilian Fortresses Ensemble (T)
  15. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  16. California Current Conservation Complex (T)
  17. Çanakkale (Dardanelles) and Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Battles Zones in the First World War (T)
  18. Casablanca, Ville du XXème siécle, carrefour d'influences (T)
  19. Cascata delle Marmore and valnerina: Monastic sites and ancient hydrogeological reclamation works (T)
  20. Cathédrale de Saint-Denis (T)
  21. Cattolica Monastery in Stilo and Basilian-Byzantine complexes (T)
  22. Central Park (T)
  23. Centro Storico di Lucca (T)
  24. Centro storico di Parma (T)
  25. Centro Storico di Pavia e Certosa (T)
  26. Cité de Carcassonne et ses châteaux sentinelles de montagne (T)
  27. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  28. Dali Chanshan Mountain and Erhai Lake Scenic Spot (T)
  29. Dana Biosphere Reserve (T)
  30. Delhi - A Heritage City (T)
  31. Desert Castles of Ancient Khorezm (T)
  32. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  33. Dong Villages (T)
  34. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  35. Eglise et Monastère de Sao Bento, Rio de Janeiro (T)
  36. Ellis Island (T)
  37. Gadara (Modern Um Qeis or Qays) (T)
  38. Gdansk - Town of Memory and Freedom (T)
  39. Great Spas of Europe (Italy) (T)
  40. Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Archipelago (T)
  41. Historic Center of the City of Trujillo (T)
  42. Historical City Centre of Yogyakarta (T)
  43. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  44. Inle Lake (T)
  45. Jaipur city, Rajasthan India (T)
  46. Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T)
  47. Karstic caves in prehistoric Apulia (T)
  48. Konya-A capital of Seljuk Civilization (T)
  49. Kornati National Park and Telašćica Nature Park (T)
  50. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands (T)
  51. Lake Titicaca (T)
  52. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (T)
  53. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (T)
  54. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  55. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  56. Massif du Mont Blanc (T)
  57. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  58. Medieval Settlement of Kirtipur (T)
  59. Mon cities : Bago, Hanthawaddy (T)
  60. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  61. National Park (Taman Negara) of Peninsular Malaysia (T)
  62. Nice, la ville neuve née du tourisme, ou l’invention de la Riviera (T)
  63. Orvieto (T)
  64. Padova Urbs Picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the 14th century painting cycles (T)
  65. Palais de la Culture, ancien siège du Ministere de l'Education et de la Santé, Rio de Janeiro (T)
  66. Parc national de la Vanoise (T)
  67. Parc national de Port-Cros (T)
  68. Parco Nazionale della Sila - Sila, gran bosco d'Italia (T)
  69. Parque Nacional dos Lençóis Maranhenses – Lençóis Maranhenses National Park (T)
  70. Ras Mohammed (T)
  71. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  72. Rouen : ensemble urbain à pans de bois, cathédrale, église Saint-Ouen, église Saint Maclou (T)
  73. Sacred Titicaca Lake (T)
  74. Salento and the "Barocco Leccese" (T)
  75. Seruwila to Sri Pada (Sacred Foot Print Shrine), Ancient pilgrim route along the Mahaweli river in Sri Lanka (T)
  76. Shaubak Castle (Montreal) (T)
  77. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  78. Taormina and Isola Bella (T)
  79. The Aniene valley and Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli (T)
  80. The city of Bergamo (T)
  81. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)
  82. The cultural landscape of the Benedictine settlements in medieval Italy (T)
  83. The early medieval architectural complex of Panauti (T)
  84. The historic town of Korcula (T)
  85. The historic urban site of Počitelj (T)
  86. The Industrial Heritage of Barbados: The Story of Sugar and Rum (T)
  87. The Lijiang River Scenic Zone at Guilin (T)
  88. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  89. The Transhumance: The Royal Shepherd's Track (T)
  90. Via Appia "Regina Viarum" (T)
  91. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  92. Volterra: Historical City and Cultural Landscape (T)
  93. Wooden Monasteries of Konbaung Period : Ohn Don, Sala, Pakhangyi, Pakhannge, Legaing, Sagu, Shwe-Kyaung (Mandalay) (T)
  94. Yangtze Gorges Scenic Spot (T)
  95. Zagorochoria - North Pindos National Park (T)
  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