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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.

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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: 152

Most Impressive: Rome, Angkor (Cambodia), Machu Picchu.

Proposal New WHS: Bagan, Myanmar. Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy. Titicaca Lake, Peru. Mount Bromo, Indonesia.


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