Prehistoric pile-dwelling sites of the Alps
The complex of prehistoric pile-dwelling sites is made up of 111 archaeological sites near the Alps (today divided between Switzerland, Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Slovenia) where you can see the remains of prehistoric settlements dating back to the period between 5,000 and 500 BC and inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2011.
Monte San Giorgio
Mount San Giorgio represents "the best testimony of geo-palaeontological history in the marine environment dating back to 274-235 million years ago, which, through the thousands of fossils found in the last two centuries, has allowed us to study in detail the evolution of many groups of marine organisms.
The Sacri Monti in Lombardy
The construction of the first Sacri Monti (Sacred Mountains) began in Europe between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The Church introduced the so-called "substitution practices": pilgrimages to sanctuaries or cities (Rome above all) that could keep alive the sense of the "peregrinatio" among the faithful and could evoke the Holy Places.
The Lombards In Italy. The Places Of Power
The history of the Lombard domination in Italy left few but splendid traces that are still visible today. Some beautiful artefacts are kept in the museum of the Duomo of Monza where it is possible to admire the liturgical furnishings donated by Queen Teodolinda.
Knowledge and how to be a lutist according to the traditional Cremonese method
The name of Cremona is closely linked to that of Antonio Stradivari, a violinmaker who lived between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, perhaps the most famous violin maker in the world. These instruments that are still famous today for their excellent building quality and sound quality.
The Venetian walls of Bergamo
On windy days, from the top of the Venetian walls of Bergamo, there is a wonderful view of the peaks of the Orobie Alps and even up to Milan. Underneath our feet lies the "lower city". With this wonderful panorama, it is clear why the French writer Stendhal defined Bergamo as "the most beautiful place on earth".
The Rhaetian Railway in the Bernina landscapes
The Bernina crossing line, on the other hand, is 61 kilometres long and connects St Moritz to Tirano (Sondrio - Italy). The railway was included among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2008 "as a technically advanced example of high mountain landscape management and as the most spectacular narrow-gauge railways in the world".
Mantova and Sabbioneta
These are two distinct cities that, since 2008 UNESCO inscribed in the List of World Heritage Sites, because together they represent the two main urbanistic forms of the Renaissance: the newly founded city, based on the concept of an ideal city (Sabbioneta) and the transformation of an existing city (Mantua).
The workers' village of Crespi d’adda
In 1995 the workers' village of Crespi d'Adda in the province of Bergamo became part of the UNESCO world heritage as an "exceptional example of a traditional human settlement" and "an extraordinary example of a building typology that illustrates one or more important phases in human history".