whenever there are either hyphens or commas it seems to me the TWHS do not build up a serial nomination but stand for their own
Then why the Centro Storico of Naples and Siena were not grouped together but proposed as separated sites in different items.
I think Italian 1984 tentative list is very interesting as it can be an evidence of the first attempt to inscribe sites as serial nomination based on similarities. One of the best example was Ercolano - Pompeii (item 5), the Italian grouped this two sites under Roman Residential Cities, and these two sites finally be inscribed as Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata, and the intent of hyphen was to group together.
Or the group of Baptistery of Northern Italy in Parma - Modena - Albenga - Novara and Cremona (item 14). The proposal focus on Baptistery as the group of serial nomination, and the idea of Italy to nominate just Baptistery in these 5 cities as an individual site must be a shock for ICOMOS to write OUV.
Also the groups of exceptional place with great painters nomination which focused on Giotto and Fra Angelico in Assisi and Cortona, and Piero Francesca in Siena - Florence - Borgo San Sepolcro (item 13) is another good example. The Italian used hyphen to group famous art sites in many cities painted by these 3 early renaissance artists .
Since the list is very interesting and I don't want us to reject the possibility of Italian idea of serial nomination from their document which in that time must be really a new idea. We should keep the list as original as in the document, i.e. as a group, but I will let Els to decide on this matter.
What do you think, Els?