With over 1000 UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world you’ll never run out of places to visit. But deciding where to visit can be a challenge.
UNESCO World Heritage status applies to a range of sites- all having some historic value. Sites range from ancient and abandoned, to still in use today and often include natural areas as well.
The purpose of the article is to inform you about some of the UNESCO World Heritage towns that are still living, breathing towns.
Visiting one of these UNESCO towns allows you to explore the historic past as well as eating, drinking, shopping and sleeping in many of the traditional buildings. The UNESCO designation preserves the distinctive architecture and culture, while allowing for modern development. And much of this development is around tourism.