As of August 2017, 1073 properties are inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Not all of them are equally interesting, beautiful, shiny, outstanding, but all of them mean something important. They all tell stories, they all are part of what we are as humanity as a whole and they all show the remarkable work of humans and nature alike.

Train station in Sighișoara, Romania, whose historic centre is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. 2010

About me

My name is Riccardo and I was born in the ’80s near Rome, in Italy. I am no writer nor photographer. I am just a guy who is in love with traveling and the beauty of this world. I believe that one of the best ways to appreciate what the world and its people offer is to travel and learn from this amazing experience.

Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, Itsukushima island (popularly known as Miyajima), Japan. 2014

About my “mission”

A great way to learn and understand everything that is different from our daily life is by appreciating the heritage that is left for us by people, together with the stunning beauty of nature. This is the meaning of the name of this blog. My “mission” is to visit as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites as possible because, through them, I feel like I’m learning what people are capable of doing and I am always amazed at the incredible shows that Nature is capable of disclosing before our eyes. I want to share my passion with the rest of the world, because I strongly believe that the world would be a much better place if everyone could travel and see this incredible beauty with their own eyes, the way I do.

I’ve so far visited 142 sites in 43 countries and 6 continents. And I want to keep going and share it with anyone who feels the same way.

The UNESCO inscription plaque at the Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, India. 2015

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The amphitheater rice terrace of Batad, Philippines. 2016

All the photos in this website are mine and taken with different cameras, mostly phone and compact cameras and occasionally with a DSLR. They are not meant to be professional but they can be of great help in understanding the importance and the outstanding value of the properties inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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View of Val d’Orcia in Tuscany, Italy, from the panoramic terrace of Pienza. Both Val d’Orcia and Pienza are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 2016

A big thanks goes to Emanuele for the design of the logo.