UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization and one of their programs is the World Heritage Center. Quoting from their site:
Visiting places that have been identified as World Heritage sites is a wonderful opportunity for our family. I've often said that our children are growing up in a global community, so taking them to see the places that they may read about in their textbooks or learn about in school broadens their interests and helps them realize that our world is shrinking, but with that comes the need to understand the culture and heritage of other places.
Some of the World Heritage sites we have on our itinerary are:
- Old City of Dubrovnik
- The Acropolis
- The Historic Centre of Florence
- The Historic Centre of Rome
- Venice and its Lagoon
- Archaeological Area of Pompeii
- Cinque Terre
- Works of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona
There are other World Heritage sites in the places we are visiting, but time only permits so much. The complete list of UNESCO World Heritage sites can be found on their website.
And for the days when we won't be able to travel as far away as our Mediterranean adventure is taking us, there are still plenty of sites to see right here in the good ol' USA.