UNESCO Series: 40 World Heritage Sites of Italy
14. Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches
The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera very well represent the harmonious balance that has been maintained between natural environment and rock-cut human settlement for over two millennia. It is a perfect exemplar of the evolving culture of the region and blends naturally into its surrounding geomorphologic setting.
13. Ferrara, City of the Renaissance
Ferrara, City of Renaissance, was the first model in its times to very well represent the influence of Italian Renaissance on the culture, landscapes, as well as architecture in medieval Italy. No wonder the city grew tremendously in its popularity and became a cultural hub specifically in areas of visual arts and music.