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UNESCO: Guided visit of selected Memory of the World Projects / Visite guidée de projets choisis

Although the idea of protecting cultural and natural heritage sites around the world began in the early twentieth century, momentum for its actual creation was not until the 1950s.

UNESCO’s Memory of the World Program aims to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of countries. Documentary heritage reflects the diversity of languages, peoples and cultures. It is the mirror of the world and its memory. But this memory is fragile. Every day, irreplaceable parts of this memory disappear for ever.
The situation is serious: if our efforts to preserve our existing knowledge are not intensified, we shall lose a considerable part of our collective knowledge within the coming decades. Because World Heritage Sites are places that are significant culturally and naturally, they vary in type but include forests, lakes, monuments, buildings and cities. World Heritage Sites can also be a combination of both cultural and natural areas.

World Heritage Sites Nearly 900 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Around the World

Archaeological Areas of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata and Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia… Italy has the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world, with 47.