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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: 146

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

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

Update 2017-12-29

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