Riccardo Quaranta Profile

Riccardo Quaranta
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.

I have also my personal blog: www.theunescochallenge.wordpress.com

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Old Havana

Riccardo Quaranta Italy - 05-Nov-18

Old Havana

The capital city of Cuba, Havana (or La Habana as it is called in Spanish) is a city that bears the signs of a troubled history, although at times prosperous, and of the influence of different cultures.

It was founded in 1519 by the Spanish colonizers and it quickly gained importance as one of the largest ports and main centers for ship-building in the Caribbean.

The downtown area on Havana, Habana Vieja (Old Havana), which is also where the original city was first located, was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List together with its fortification system, in 1982.

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Angkor

Riccardo Quaranta Italy - 05-Nov-18

Angkor

Between the 9th and the 15th century, in the region that is now Cambodia, near the modern-day city of Siem Reap, Angkor, the capital of the Khmer Empire, flourished.

During those centuries, Angkor was the capital of the Khmer Kingdom and it grew to such a size that it is now considered the largest pre-industrial city in the world.

The ruins of Angkor are included in the Angkor Archaeological Park, which extends for about 400 km square kilometres (although the [...]

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Ensemble de Beng Mealea (T)

Riccardo Quaranta Italy - 05-Nov-18

Ensemble de Beng Mealea (T)

Beng Mealea is about 75km away from the main group of the Angkor temples, therefore it is quite isolated from the rest of the archaeological area. It’s mostly surrounded by thick forest and it’s mostly collapsed. What is really interesting about this temple is the mystery that surround it. It is known that it was built during the Angkor Wat period, because of the architectural style, but its history is unknown. And yet, it is one of the largest Khmer temples. Moreover, being so isolated, not that many visitors reach this temple and private transportation has to be arranged. In my opinion, the hassle and the higher cost to get to Beng Mealea was totally worth it

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Sighisoara

Riccardo Quaranta Italy - 04-Jun-17

Sighisoara

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).

Later on, during the Mongol Invasion (mid 13th century), many Transylvanian towns were fortified in order to be protected

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Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras

Riccardo Quaranta Italy - 04-Jun-17

Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras

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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Profile Data

Name
Riccardo Quaranta
Country
Italy
Most Impressive
Rome, Angkor (Cambodia), Machu Picchu.
Proposal
Bagan, Myanmar. Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy. Titicaca Lake, Peru. Mount Bromo, Indonesia.
Website
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Recently Visited WHS

Update 28.08.19
Rating Stats
Angkor 5
Vigan 3
Ivrea 1
  1. Ancient Buddhist Site, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (T)
  2. Ancient cities of Upper Myanmar : Innwa, Amarapura, Sagaing, Mingun, Mandalay (T)
  3. Bishop's Basilica and Late-Antique Mosaics of Philippopolis, Roman Province of Thrace (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. Centro storico di Parma (T)
  10. Chocolate Hills Natural Monument (T)
  11. Cienaga de Zapata National Park (T)
  12. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  13. Coastal Cliffs (T)
  14. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  15. Dahab (T)
  16. Delhi - A Heritage City (T)
  17. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  18. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  19. El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area (T)
  20. Ellis Island (T)
  21. Ensemble de Beng Mealea (T)
  22. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  23. Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Archipelago (T)
  24. Historical City Centre of Yogyakarta (T)
  25. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  26. Inle Lake (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. Le champ de bataille de Waterloo, la fin de l’épopée napoléonienne (T)
  32. Le Panorama de la Bataille de Waterloo, exemple particulièrement significatif de « Phénomène de Panoramas » (T)
  33. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (France) (T)
  34. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (Italy) (T)
  35. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (Monaco) (T)
  36. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  37. Massif du Mont Blanc (T)
  38. Massif du Mont-Blanc (T)
  39. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  40. Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna (T)
  41. Moulay Idriss Zerhoun (T)
  42. Nasca Aqueducts (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. Salento and the "Barocco Leccese" (T)
  49. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  50. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (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 Ancient Plovdiv (T)
  55. The Aniene valley and Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli (T)
  56. The Area of Old Carved Stone in Sapa (T)
  57. The city of Bergamo (T)
  58. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)
  59. The cultural landscape of the Benedictine settlements in medieval Italy (T)
  60. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  61. The historic urban site of Počitelj (T)
  62. The Holy place of worship of Ukonsaari by the Sami people at Inari (T)
  63. The Laponian Area - Tysfjord, the fjord of Hellemobotn and Rago (T)
  64. The Old Town of Jakarta (Formerly old Batavia) and 4 Outlying Islands (Onrust, Kelor, Cipir dan Bidadari) (T)
  65. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  66. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  67. Via Appia "Regina Viarum" (T)
  68. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  69. Wooden Monasteries of Konbaung Period : Ohn Don, Sala, Pakhangyi, Pakhannge, Legaing, Sagu, Shwe-Kyaung (Mandalay) (T)

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