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ITALY STANDS FOR... UNESCO HERITAGE

Posted by Sergio G., May 13, 2021

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Italy boasts 55 World Heritage sites, more than any other country in the world. Its designated cultural and natural landmarks represent over 5% of UNESCO’s global list.

The goal of Unesco is to identify, according to precise criteria, areas, zones and places containing unique characteristics, of particular importance in regards to culture, archaeology, environment or landscape.

Italy’s World Heritage Sites are well-known. The Dolomites; The City of Verona; Ferrara and the Po River Delta; the Historic Centers of San Gimignano, Florence and Rome; Hadrian's Villa and the Villa D’Este at Tivoli; the archaeological area of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata; the Sassi (rupestrian architecture and churches) of Matera; the Amalfi Coast and the Aeolian Islands are just some among many others.

All 55 sites have been, at one time or another, travel destinations for those seeking out history, art and culture in our country.

Renewed efforts by the Institutes to preserve these sites include the call to everyone to get to know them better. With all this incredible cultural wealth, we invite our clients take a look at the most breathtaking heritage sites the country has to offer; some are world known, some others are very remote and represents hidden gems of the country.

Today we remind you of Milan and its most celebrated treasure:

The “Cenacolo Vinciano” Museum of the Last Supper can be visited again, which houses one of the most fascinating masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci (Anchiano, 1452 - Amboise, 1519).

This can be considered as one of the world’s most famous and fascinating paintings - much studied, admired and often the subject of books and films.

The Last Supper, a fresco created between 1494 and 1498 for the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1980. The reopening and how to visit the site was announced during a conference print held via Zoom, Emanuela Daffra, Lombardy Regional Museums Director who also anticipated, together with the director of the Cenacolo Vinciano Michela Palazzo, all the news planned in the course of 2021, from the restoration interventions and the reorganization of the use of the spaces up to the choice of making the museum more sustainable from an ecological, inclusive and social point of view.

Over the next few months, the Last Supper will be the subject of various interventions aimed at controlling its state of health, after the twenty-year restoration conducted by Pinin Brambilla and concluded in 1999. Another important update in the refectory will be the new lighting, thanks to a sponsorship by iGuzzini on the project by Massimo Iarussi: the light will spread throughout the refectory more widely, highlighting the Montorfano Crucifixion located on the wall opposite the Last Supper.

Accessibility: Milan MXP and LIN, Bergamo BGY airports.



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