UNESCO (United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture), is a specialized agency of the United Nations founded in 1945 to promote peace and understanding between nations through schooling, science, culture, communication and information.
It then stated that development is inseparable from culture, wishing it a central role in territorial policies.
In this regard, UNESCO has created the World Heritage List (the list of cultural and natural sites that make up the Heritage of Humanity for their exceptional universal value), in order to identify, protect and enhance all the cultural and natural heritages around the world.
There are many sites identified in Italy: five are currently inscribed in the Veneto region (in particular in the Province of Padua):
1) The Botanical Garden of the University of Padua
2) Villa Cornaro in Piombino-Dese, part of the serial site "City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas in Veneto"
3) Villa Pisani-Placco in Montagnana, part of the serial site "City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas in Veneto"
4) The Lagoon Valleys and Inland up to the Brenta river in Codevigo, a part of the serial site "Venice and its Lagoon"
5) Laghetto della Costa in Arquà Petrarca, part of the transnational serial site "Prehistoric pile dwelling sites in the Alps"
The UNESCO sites are spread throughout the Province and referred to environments and landscapes different from each other: the urban one in the historic center of the City of Padua, the Villa Civilization in the Veneto Plain at the time of the Serenissima; the prehistoric settlements in the Euganean Hills; ecosistemic, natural and anthropic historical dynamics in the lower lagoon of Venice.
In particular, discover the Network of UNESCO Sites present between Padua and the Venice Lagoon; starting from the city of Padua, travel down four routes that go back the navigable waterways and use the cycle paths until you get to the Venice Lagoon.