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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 04-Jun-17

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 04-Jun-17

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.

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Mostar 04-Jun-17

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.

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Name: Riccardo Quaranta

Country: Italy

Visited WHS: 162

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

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


Update 2018-08-23 09:54:29

  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. Bellinzone
  17. Borobudur
  18. Botanical Garden, Padua
  19. Budapest
  20. Castel del Monte
  21. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  22. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  23. Cienfuegos
  24. Cilento and Vallo di Diano
  25. City of Luxembourg
  26. Cologne Cathedral
  27. Costiera Amalfitana
  28. Cracow
  29. Cuzco
  30. Dolomites
  31. Dong Phayayen
  32. Dubrovnik
  33. Elephanta Caves
  34. Etruscan Necropolises
  35. Fatehpur Sikri
  36. Ferrara
  37. Florence
  38. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  39. Genbaku Dome
  40. Genoa
  41. Grand Place, Brussels
  42. Ha Long Bay
  43. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  44. Heritage of Mercury
  45. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  46. Historic Cairo
  47. Hoi An
  48. Humayun's Tomb
  49. Hué
  50. Independence Hall
  51. Isole Eolie
  52. Istanbul
  53. Itsukushima Shrine
  54. Ivrea
  55. Jantar Mantar
  56. Kinabalu Park
  57. Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
  58. Kutna Hora
  59. La Lonja de la Seda
  60. Lima
  61. Longobards in Italy
  62. Luang Prabang
  63. Macao
  64. Machu Picchu
  65. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  66. Matera
  67. Medina of Fez
  68. Medina of Marrakesh
  69. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  70. Meknes
  71. Melaka and George Town
  72. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  73. Modena
  74. Monte San Giorgio
  75. Mostar
  76. Mount Etna
  77. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  78. Naples
  79. Nasca Lines
  80. Nikko
  81. Nubian Monuments
  82. Old Havana
  83. Old Rauma
  84. Oporto
  85. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  86. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  87. Pienza
  88. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  89. Plitvice Lakes
  90. Pompei
  91. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  92. Prague
  93. Prambanan
  94. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  95. Primeval Beech Forests
  96. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River
  97. Pyramids (Memphis)
  98. Qhapaq Ñan
  99. Qutb Minar
  100. Rabat
  101. Ravenna
  102. Red Fort
  103. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  104. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  105. Riga
  106. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
  107. Rome
  108. Royal Exhibition Building
  109. Royal Palace at Caserta
  110. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  111. Salzburg
  112. San Gimignano
  113. San Marino and Mount Titano
  114. Sangiran Early Man Site
  115. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  116. Schönbrunn
  117. Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  118. Siena
  119. Sighisoara
  120. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  121. Sintra
  122. Skocjan Caves
  123. Split
  124. Stari Grad Plain
  125. Statue of Liberty
  126. Stećci
  127. Stonehenge
  128. Struve Geodetic Arc
  129. Sukhothai
  130. Sydney Opera House
  131. Taj Mahal
  132. Tallinn
  133. Thang Long
  134. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  135. The trulli of Alberobello
  136. Tower of London
  137. Trier
  138. Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
  139. Trogir
  140. Tugendhat Villa
  141. University of Coimbra
  142. Urbino
  143. Val d'Orcia
  144. Valletta
  145. Vatican City
  146. Venetian Works of Defence
  147. Venice and its Lagoon
  148. Verona
  149. Versailles
  150. Vicenza
  151. Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai
  152. Vienna
  153. Vigan
  154. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  155. Villa d'Este
  156. Vilnius
  157. Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont
  158. Viñales Valley
  159. Volubilis
  160. Warsaw
  161. Westminster
  162. 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 Alpes de la Méditerranée (T)
  35. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (T)
  36. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (T)
  37. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  38. Massif du Mont Blanc (T)
  39. Massif du Mont-Blanc (T)
  40. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  41. Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna (T)
  42. Moulay Idriss Zerhoun (T)
  43. Nice, la ville neuve née du tourisme, ou l’invention de la Riviera (T)
  44. Orheiul Vechi Archaeological Landscape (T)
  45. Orvieto (T)
  46. Qawra/Dwejra (T)
  47. Reef System in the Cuban Caribbean (T)
  48. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  49. Salento and the "Barocco Leccese" (T)
  50. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  51. Taormina and Isola Bella (T)
  52. Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura (T)
  53. That Luang de Vientiane (T)
  54. The Aniene valley and Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli (T)
  55. The Area of Old Carved Stone in Sapa (T)
  56. The city of Bergamo (T)
  57. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)
  58. The cultural landscape of the Benedictine settlements in medieval Italy (T)
  59. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  60. The historic urban site of Počitelj (T)
  61. The Holy place of worship of Ukonsaari by the Sami people at Inari (T)
  62. The Laponian Area - Tysfjord, the fjord of Hellemobotn and Rago (T)
  63. The Old Town of Jakarta (Formerly old Batavia) and 4 Outlying Islands (Onrust, Kelor, Cipir dan Bidadari) (T)
  64. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  65. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  66. Via Appia "Regina Viarum" (T)
  67. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  68. Wooden Monasteries of Konbaung Period : Ohn Don, Sala, Pakhangyi, Pakhannge, Legaing, Sagu, Shwe-Kyaung (Mandalay) (T)