The ultimate guide to the best World Heritage Sites in Italy; Jamie Carter; Travel + Leisure

Italy – Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia

From the Eternal City to the City of Love to Pompeii, Mount Etna and the Amalfi Coast.

From Venice, Rome and Florence to Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, and the Dolomites, Italy has far more than its fair share of UNESCO World Heritage sites — 51 to be exact, more than any other country.

To visit all of them would take a lifetime or two, so here are 10 you can visit on a tour from north to south that will give you so much more than just a glimpse of the glory of Rome.

The Dolomites

Are there peaks anywhere in the world as magnificent as the Dolomites in Italy’s northeast? These 18 majestic peaks in a corner of the Alps are just waiting to be hiked, biked and photographed. Key locations include the three iconic jagged peaks of Tre Crime (set aside a day for the circular trail around them), small villages at high altitudes such as Cortina, and the incredible views from the 10,967-foot high Marmolada, the region’s tallest peak.

Read more from source: The ultimate guide to the best World Heritage Sites in Italy

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