Sabato, 20 Ottobre 2018
PHNOM PENH

Mount Etna proclaimed UNESCO World Heritage site

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Phnom Penh, June 21 - Sicily's Mount Etna was
proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage site on Friday, making it the
fourth approved in the country for its natural criteria.
At the organization's annual ceremony, held this year in
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, UNESCO said that the active volcano had
"one of the longest documented histories in vulcanology".
Other natural heritage sites in Italy include the Aeolian
Islands, Mount St. George and the Dolomites.
"This is a significant milestone for Italy," Environment
Minister Andrea Orlando said.
"The UNESCO recognition, as for the Dolomites, is an
opportunity for our country to combine environmental protection
with the development of the area, by investing in a sustainable
development," Orlando said.
Currently Italy is the country that has the largest number
of World Heritage sites, with 47 total included the UNESCO list
that is comprised of cultural and natural attractions.

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