14 September 2010
World Heritage sites are places that are nominated to be protected and preserved by UNESCO because they are considered to be of extreme value to the people of the world. Italy has a very long list of World Heritage sites. One of the sites listed is Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto). These towns were built into the landscape, overcoming the disadvantages of the terrain creating beautiful sites that are examples of men working peacefully with nature. Another site listed is the Archaeological Area of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Torre Annunziata. This site is listed because when the volcano Vesuvius erupted it froze these cities in time so that you can go there today and virtually see what life was like during those ancient times.