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As of July 2014, Italy has 51 total sites inscribed on the list, making it the country with most World Heritage Sites (followed by China with 48 sites). The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) World Heritage Sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972.

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Cultural (47)
1. 18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex (1997)
2. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy (2003)
3. Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale (2015)
4. Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia (1998)
5. Archaeological Area of Agrigento (1997)
6. Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata (1997)
7. Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites (2000)
8. Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua (1997)
9. Castel del Monte (1996)
10. Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena (1997)
11. Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci (1980)
12. Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the Archeological Sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula (1998)

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13. City of Verona (2000)
14. City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto (1994)
15. Costiera Amalfitana (1997)
16. Crespi d’Adda (1995)
17. Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna (1996)
18. Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia (2004)
19. Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta (1995)
20. Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli (2006)
21. Historic Centre of Florence (1982)
22. Historic Centre of Naples (1995)
23. Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura (1980)
24. Historic Centre of San Gimignano (1990)
25. Historic Centre of Siena (1995)
26. Historic Centre of the City of Pienza (1996)
27. Historic Centre of Urbino (1998)
28. Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily) (2002)
29. Longobards in Italy. Places of the Power (568-774 A.D.) (2011)
30. Mantua and Sabbioneta (2008)
31. Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany (2013)
32. Piazza del Duomo, Pisa (1987)
33. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto) (1997)

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34. Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps (2011)
35. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy (1997)
36. Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes (2008)
37. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica (1979)
38. Su Nuraxi di Barumini (1997)
39. Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica (2005)
40. The Trulli of Alberobello (1996)
41. The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera (1993)
42. Val d’Orcia (2004)
43. Venice and its Lagoon (1987)
44. Villa Adriana (Tivoli) (1999)
45. Villa d’Este, Tivoli (2001)
46. Villa Romana del Casale (1997)
47. Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato (2014)

Natural (4)
1. Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands) (2000)
2. Monte San Giorgio (2003)
3. Mount Etna (2013)
4. The Dolomites (2009)