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Jess in the Historic Centre of Naples

Hello! I’m Jess.

I’m obsessed with history, culture, food, travel and prosecco – not necessarily in that order!

I am aspiring to visit every UNESCO world heritage site before 2050.

The Heritage Guide documents my adventures.

About Jess

I started this UNESCO Challenge in January 2016 and have not looked back since. I have learnt lots about different cultures, history and humankind but there is always something new to learn.

Here are some things I have done relating to history, culture and travel:

  • Visited 57 out of 1092 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Gained a History of Art degree from The University of York.
  • Worked at the auction house Sotheby’s and at The Antiques Trade Gazette in London.
  • Volunteered for The National Trust, English Heritage and at hospital radio.
  • Currently I am studying for a WSET Level 2 award in Wines.
  • I also write this blog!

Check Out The Google Map To View All The UNESCO Sites

You can check out the UNESCO Heritage Sites I have visited below!

1.Historic Centre of Brugge

2. Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, and St Martin’s Church

3. Cologne Cathedral

4. Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

5. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

6. Historic Site of Lyon

7. Paris, Banks of the Seine

8. Piazza del Duomo, Pisa

9. City of Verona

10. Historic Rome

Jess @ Colluseum, Rome

11. Mount Etna

View from Teatro Greco in Taormina, Sicily

12. La Lonja de la Seda, Valencia, Spain

La Lonja de Seda, Valencia

13. Museum Island, Berlin

14. The Loire Valley, France

15. Antequera Dolmens Site, Spain

16. Toledo, Spain

17. Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily)

18. Syracuse, Sicily

19, Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands), Sicily

20. Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú, Sicily

21. Historic Centre of Naples

22. The Amalfi Coast, Italy

23. Works of Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona, Spain

24. Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna, Italy

25. Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam

26. Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada

27. Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City

28. New Lanark, Scotland, UK

29. Lascaux Caves (IV), Montignac, France

30. Palace of Versailles, France (Hall of Mirrors here)

  • Find out which of the World’s UNESCO Heritage Sites are worth visiting.
  • Learn the most interesting bits of history about UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Discover the best places to eat, drink & sleep.
  • Change your trips for the better!
  • Hear straight talking tips from a genuine tourist – that’s me!