UNESCO in Tuscany

Tuscany is characterised by a strong presence of cultural, natural and landscape elements that have always attracted travellers from all over the world. The value of some of these properties has been recognised internationally through their inclusion in different UNESCO programmes.

Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972)

World Heritage List

World Heritage Tentative List

Volterra: Historical City and Cultural Landscape (01/06/2006) 

The Marble Basin of Carrara (01/06/2006) 

Historic Centre of Lucca (01/06/2006) 

Pelagos: The Cetacean Sanctuary (01/06/2006) 

Via Francigena in Italy (31/01/2019)

Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity 

UNESCO Global Geoparks

Tuscan Mining Park (2010) 

Alpi Apuane (2015) 

Man and the Biosphere Programme (1968)

World Network of Biosphere Reserves

Tuscan Islands (2003) 

Selve costiere di Toscana (2004; extension and renaming in 2016) 

Appennino Tosco-Emiliano (2015) 

Creative Cities Network (2004)

Carrara (2017, crafts and folk art) 

Memory of the World Programme (1992)


UNESCO Chairs (1992)

Associations and Clubs for UNESCO (1947)