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Ukraine's heritage now under protection from international bodies
Europa Nostra and Global Heritage Fund have launched a joint crowdfunding campaign to support the defenders of Ukraine’s endangered heritage.
The Italian Espresso makes a bid for UNESCO immortality
Far more than just a shot, millions find the classic infusion magical.
Truffle hunting gets the UNESCO treatment after centuries of know-how
UNESCO's intangible heritage list aims to improve the visibility of traditions and know-how from communities around the world.
The real story behind the Czech Christmas glass beads
The handmade production of blown glass beads into Christmas tree decorations in Poniklá, Czech Republic, earned the craft a place on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage last year. But there's more to this.
Congolese rumba dances into UNESCO's cultural heritage list
The Democratic Republic of Congo has delighted in the addition of its traditional dance to the United Nations' cultural summit's list of intangible cultural heritage list, made for expressions, knowledge, and skills.
US tourists fined for breaking into Rome’s Colosseum to drink beer
They’re not the first to commit crimes in the famous landmark.
Mexico City comes back to life with Day of the Dead parade
In Mexico City, thousands of locals and tourists attend the Día de los Muertos parade which was cancelled last year.
Batumi: The gateway to UNESCO’s new natural world heritage sites in Georgia
Tornike Rijvadze, the government chairman of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia tells of the region's plans to boost eco-tourism and make it the place to visit.
Uzbekistan: How is the mysterious country enticing Western visitors?
Once a major trading route on the Silk Road, an outward-looking Uzbekistan is celebrating 30 years of independence from the USSR.
Malta is on the UK's green list: How to plan the perfect trip
The Maltese islands are buzzing with alfresco restaurants, nightlife and glorious food. Here's why you should visit in 2021.
Where are UNESCO's 33 new World Heritage sites?
The global heritage organisation has added 16 new European buildings and nature sites to its list for 2020-21.
This tropical landscape garden in Brazil has just won a major accolade
Sítio Roberto Burle Marx has been named the latest UNESCO World Heritage site in Brazil.
Venice avoids being placed on UNESCO’s heritage danger list
Italy's move earlier this month to ban large cruise ships from Venice's lagoon is thought to have been a key factor in UNESCO's decision.
Which 7 UNESCO sites could soon be put on the ‘danger list’?
War, natural disasters, pollution and even poaching are threatening tourism hotspots all over the world.
Power of a placename: Ireland’s many Yr Wyddfas
Towns with names like Youghal and Dún Laoghaire have confused tourists in Ireland for years. Why are Ireland's placenames so confusing for English speakers?
This Ukrainian beetroot soup could be officially recognised by UNESCO
Chef Levgen Klopotenko believes Borscht is in Ukrainian’s DNA so he’s put a bid together for the soup to be nominated. But the decision would not be without controversy.
France submits the baguette for UNESCO world heritage status
The Ministry for Culture said its decision is to protect traditional savoir-faire as the number of bakeries across France has significantly decreased over the past decades.
The Swiss art of automata now part of UNESCO's intangible heritage
The traditional craftsmanship has been recognised as being among the world's cultural heritage after mechanical watchmaking and art mechanics were jointly inscribed on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Finland's bittersweet boost as UNESCO recognises its sauna culture
Campaigners are delighted UNESCO has added Finland's sauna culture to its cultural heritage list.
Mont-Saint-Michel becomes an island during high tides
A rare phenomenon during which the water rises as fast as it has receded.
The magical Romanian villages known for their unique Gothic churches
Romania’s remote region of Maramureș has a unique architectural style, where tall, tower-like wooden churches dot the landscape
Have you visited these ancient cliffside tombs in Turkey yet?
Dating back to the 4th century, these UNESCO-recognised Lycian tombs are some of the oldest and most striking in Turkey.
Discover Bulgaria's beguiling UNESCO World Heritage Sites
If Bulgaria's natural beauty is one of Europe's best-kept secrets, its strategic location between East and West has also placed it at the crossroads of many intersecting civilizations over thousands of years and that has endowed the country with a truly exhilarating array of cultural treasures.
Pentagon implies it won't target Iran cultural sites
The Pentagon said it will "follow the laws of armed conflict" and distanced itself from Trump's threat to target Iran's cultural sites.
Wake up & smell the coffee: Italy wants UNESCO protection for espresso
Italian campaigners are giving it their best shot.
Alpinism achieves UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage recognition
This is the culmination of efforts from France, Switzerland and Italy that began in 2009.