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Portovenere, Cinque Terre, Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto are a World Heritage Site in Italy. They comprise the coastal areas between Cinque Terre and Portovenere and the islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. These places are celebrated for their outstanding cultural and scenic value.


Cinque Terre, Italy
Cinque Terre, Italy
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Portovenere is a town on the Ligurian coast of Italy comprising three villages, namely Fezzano, Le Grazie and Portovenere. Its history goes back to the middle of the first century BC. Cinque Terre is a section of the Ligurian coast to the west of the city of La Spezia. Its name means "five lands". This refers to the five villages that make up Cinque Terre - Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.

Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto are islands in the Ligurian Sea. Palmaria is the largest measuring 1.6 sq km. The other two, Tino and Tinetto, are quite tiny. These places all have picturesque landscapes and ancient remains.

Portovenere, Cinque Terre, Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 21st session of the World Heritage Committee in Naples, Italy, on 1 - 6 December, 1997.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 44 6 24.984 E 9 43 45.012
Inscription Year: 1997
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, IV, V
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