This whole exercise comes down to getting a Top List that we already have:
I would disagree:
1) Explain the OUV of Berne to me. Meanwhile, I feel quite capable of explaining the OUV of the Berlin Modernist Housing estates. Indeed, there are some lowly rated sites (Hildesheim, Sreberna) that could go without a fuss.
2) Are all locations of the Limes created equal? Hexham vs Osterburken really the same thing?...
My original focus was on point 2) as I find it really annoying with the manifold serial sites to pick the best site.
"Hanseatic towns of the Baltic (and beyond)"!
Bergen - Woodtown. Visby - Fortified Island town. Talinn - Fortified land town. Novgorod - Really sth else. Riga - Old town plus Art Deco. Lübeck - the center.
I think there is enough variability to warrant more than one site.
Castel del Monte - Aenigmatic and architectonically striking, but what is its OUV?
The very fact that it's architecturally striking. It's a building that could still be modern today. From the medieval ages. With symbolism etc... It just is a very good example that some of the assumptions we have about the past do not hold.
Villa d'Este - Wonderful garden, wonderful position, "normal" palace. But is it enough? Probably a reformulation as Tivoli, with both Villas and the historical center combined, would be a solid WHS.
Merge is fine with me: Tivoli, suburban Rome for Millenia ;)
I am a sucker for gardens. And Ville d'Este is just a very different way of approaching a garden.