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Riccardo Quaranta

My name is Riccardo and I was born near Rome, in Italy. I'm 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.

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 why I am interested in the UNESCO World Heritage. 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.

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Sighisoara Riccardo Quaranta

Sighisoara by Riccardo Quaranta

In the 12th century, King Géza II of Hungary invited German craftsmen and merchants, generally known as Transylvanian Saxons, to settle in Transylvania, at the time part of the Kingdom of Hungary, to defend the frontier of the realm. Among the first settlements founded by the Saxons was the town that is now known as Sighișoara (Schäßburg in German).

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Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras Riccardo Quaranta

Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras by Riccardo Quaranta

Ifugao, which means People of the Hill, is a province in the Cordillera Administrative Region on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. This area is famous for the 2000 years old rice terraces that are inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List with the name of “Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras“. This was the first property to be included in the Cultural Landscape category.

The site comprises five clusters of rice terraces: Batad Rice Terraces, Bangaan Rice Terraces, Hungduan Rice Terraces, Mayoyao Rice Terraces and Nagacadan Rice Terraces. I managed to visit the first three of the list and I was stunned by the harmony between the environment and the people living there, who morphed the landscape according to their needs but managed to preserve the environment.

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Mostar Riccardo Quaranta

Mostar by Riccardo Quaranta

The city of Mostar, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, known for its 16th century bridge (Stari Most), after which it is named, was sadly brought to the public’s attention during the 90s due to the horrors of the Croat-Bosniak war that followed the collapse of the former Yugoslavia. Amidst the destruction of most of the modern and historic city and the absurd number of victims, even the landmark of the city was destroyed.

Stari Most, a 16th century Ottoman bridge, one of the most important pieces of Islamic architecture in the Balkans, the most recognizable landmark of Mostar and the connection between the two parts of the city across the river Neretva, was destroyed on November 9th 1993, after standing for 427 years.

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Name: Riccardo Quaranta

Country: Italy

Visited WHS: 146

Most Impressive: Rome, Angkor (Cambodia), Machu Picchu.

Proposal New WHS: Bagan, Myanmar. Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy.

Recently Visited WHS

Update 29.12.17


  1. Kinabalu Park
  2. Arequipa
  3. Villa d'Este
  4. Val d'Orcia
  5. Vienna
  6. Tugendhat Villa
  7. Macao
  8. Royal Exhibition Building
  9. Primeval Beech Forests
  10. Etruscan Necropolises
  11. Struve Geodetic Arc
  12. Bali Subak system
  13. Cienfuegos
  14. Melaka and George Town
  15. Dolomites
  16. Stari Grad Plain
  17. San Marino and Mount Titano
  18. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  19. Valletta
  20. Heritage of Mercury
  21. Longobards in Italy
  22. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  23. Thang Long
  24. Jantar Mantar
  25. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  26. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  27. University of Coimbra
  28. Rabat
  29. Mount Etna
  30. Qhapaq Ñan
  31. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  32. Stećci
  33. Venetian Works of Defence
  34. Sydney Opera House
  35. Medina of Fez
  36. Florence
  37. Old Havana
  38. Red Fort
  39. Humayun's Tomb
  40. Qutb Minar
  41. Elephanta Caves
  42. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  43. Agra Fort
  44. Taj Mahal
  45. Fatehpur Sikri
  46. Belem
  47. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  48. Cuzco
  49. Machu Picchu
  50. Vatican City
  51. Cracow
  52. Cologne Cathedral
  53. Warsaw
  54. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  55. Medina of Marrakesh
  56. Istanbul
  57. Trier
  58. Stonehenge
  59. Skocjan Caves
  60. Venice and its Lagoon
  61. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  62. Castel del Monte
  63. Budapest
  64. Acropolis
  65. Westminster
  66. Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
  67. Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
  68. Luang Prabang
  69. Tower of London
  70. Lima
  71. Vigan
  72. Vilnius
  73. Royal Palace at Caserta
  74. San Gimignano
  75. Sukhothai
  76. Ayutthaya
  77. Old Rauma
  78. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  79. Dong Phayayen
  80. Borobudur
  81. Sangiran Early Man Site
  82. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  83. Prague
  84. Prambanan
  85. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River
  86. Angkor
  87. Matera
  88. Ha Long Bay
  89. Baroque Churches
  90. Hué
  91. Ancient Kyoto
  92. City of Luxembourg
  93. Nasca Lines
  94. Siena
  95. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  96. Sintra
  97. Naples
  98. Kutna Hora
  99. Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  100. Oporto
  101. Genbaku Dome
  102. Itsukushima Shrine
  103. La Lonja de la Seda
  104. Salzburg
  105. Schönbrunn
  106. The trulli of Alberobello
  107. Ravenna
  108. Pienza
  109. Meknes
  110. Verona
  111. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  112. Trogir
  113. Tallinn
  114. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  115. Modena
  116. Urbino
  117. Pompei
  118. Versailles
  119. Costiera Amalfitana
  120. Agrigento
  121. Volubilis
  122. Viñales Valley
  123. Cilento and Vallo di Diano
  124. Riga
  125. Grand Place, Brussels
  126. Pyramids (Memphis)
  127. Ancient Thebes
  128. Ancient Nara
  129. Nubian Monuments
  130. Historic Cairo
  131. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  132. Sighisoara
  133. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  134. Isole Eolie
  135. Rome
  136. Nikko
  137. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
  138. Belfries
  139. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  140. Mostar
  141. Hoi An
  142. Dubrovnik
  143. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  144. Split
  145. Plitvice Lakes
  146. Assisi
  1. Ancient Buddhist Site, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (T)
  2. Ancient cities of Upper Myanmar : Innwa, Amarapura, Sagaing, Mingun, Mandalay (T)
  3. Bagan Archaeological Area and Monuments (T)
  4. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  5. Cascata delle Marmore and valnerina: Monastic sites and ancient hydrogeological reclamation works (T)
  6. Central Park (T)
  7. Centro Storico di Lucca (T)
  8. Chocolate Hills Natural Monument (T)
  9. Cienaga de Zapata National Park (T)
  10. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  11. Coastal Cliffs (T)
  12. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  13. Delhi - A Heritage City (T)
  14. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  15. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  16. El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area (T)
  17. Ensemble de Beng Mealea (T)
  18. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  19. Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Archipelago (T)
  20. Historical City Centre of Yogyakarta (T)
  21. Inle Lake (T)
  22. Jaipur city, Rajasthan India (T)
  23. Karstic caves in prehistoric Apulia (T)
  24. Khor Dubai (T)
  25. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  26. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands (T)
  27. Lake Titicaca (T)
  28. Le champ de bataille de Waterloo, la fin de l’épopée napoléonienne (T)
  29. Le Panorama de la Bataille de Waterloo, exemple particulièrement significatif de « Phénomène de Panoramas » (T)
  30. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  31. Massif du Mont Blanc (T)
  32. Massif du Mont-Blanc (T)
  33. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  34. Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna (T)
  35. Moulay Idriss Zerhoun (T)
  36. Orheiul Vechi Archaeological Landscape (T)
  37. Orvieto (T)
  38. Qawra/Dwejra (T)
  39. Reef System in the Cuban Caribbean (T)
  40. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  41. Salento and the "Barocco Leccese" (T)
  42. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  43. Taormina and Isola Bella (T)
  44. Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura (T)
  45. That Luang de Vientiane (T)
  46. The Aniene valley and Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli (T)
  47. The Area of Old Carved Stone in Sapa (T)
  48. The city of Bergamo (T)
  49. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)
  50. The cultural landscape of the Benedictine settlements in medieval Italy (T)
  51. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  52. The historic urban site of Počitelj (T)
  53. The Holy place of worship of Ukonsaari by the Sami people at Inari (T)
  54. The Laponian Area - Tysfjord, the fjord of Hellemobotn and Rago (T)
  55. The Old Town of Jakarta (Formerly old Batavia) and 4 Outlying Islands (Onrust, Kelor, Cipir dan Bidadari) (T)
  56. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  57. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plecnik in Ljubljana and Prague (T)
  58. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plecnik in Ljubljana and Prague (T)
  59. The Victorian & Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai (T)
  60. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  61. Via Appia "Regina Viarum" (T)
  62. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  63. Wooden Monasteries of Konbaung Period : Ohn Don, Sala, Pakhangyi, Pakhannge, Legaing, Sagu, Shwe-Kyaung (Mandalay) (T)