There are lots of UNESCO sites throughout the Northern part of Italy. Different sites including monuments, pieces of art or interesting historic places are spread throughout Italian regions of Lombardy, Liguria, Piedmont, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Here are some of the most famous cultural heritage places of Northern Italy.
City of Verona
The city is famous throughout the world for its amazing architecture and the legend of Romeo and Juliet. This is the perfect example of military fortified town in Europe which has evolved in the course of time keeping footprints of different periods such as Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Location: Veneto region
Sights: Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza Bra, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Hotels: Hotel Milano, Escalus Luxury Suites Verona, Accademia Hotel
City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto
Vicenza is a beautiful city in Northern Italy which was founded in the 2 nd century BC in Veneto. The Palladian Villas include several villas inaugurated by Andrea Palladio with his own architectural style which spread in other countries and was named after him, the Palladian style.
Sights: Teatro Olimpico, Basilica Palladiana, Piazza dei Signori
Hotels: Alfa Fiera Hotel, G Boutique Hotel, Key Hotel
It is situated in the region of Lombardy and is considered the best example of industrial town. It dates back to the end of the 19th and early 20th century, and it is evident proof of how industrialization has influenced the architecture and the urban development of towns and cities, all the while exalting the presence of the industrial workforce in society.
Sights: Parco Adda Nord, Villaggio Crespi d’Adda, Leolandia
Hotels: Casa Vacanze La Pacchiana, BEST WESTERN Villa Appiani, Gugliel Motel
Ferrara and the Po Delta
Ferrara is considered one of the main centers of Italian Renaissance as it attracted several intellectuals and artists in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Location: Emilia-Romagna region
Sights: Centro Storico Ferrara, Castello Estense, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Hotels: B&B Hotel Ferrara, Hotel Annunziata, Hotel De Prati
Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzo dei Rolli
Genoa is the largest portual hub in Italy. Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites located in Genoa. They were built in the flourishing period of the late 16th and early 17th centuries.
Sights: Proloco Maris Boccadasse, Spianata Castelletto, Palazzi dei Rolli
Hotels: Grand Hotel Savoia, Melia Genova, Olympia Hotel Genova