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Cinque Terre

On the Ligurian coast, the five villages of Cinque Terre — hence the name — make up just one of Italy’s 51 World Heritage Sites, the most of any country. Start in Monterossa and walk to Vernazza (or all the way Riomaggiore) on a path through terraced vineyards and overlooking the water. On your way, stop at local restaurants for seafood and pasta with pesto; the basil sauce was created in the area. World Heritage site since 1997. (Photo: Loop Images/UIG via Getty Images)

Gorgeous World Heritage sites you can visit

From natural wonders to architectural masterpieces, there are more than 1,000 spots on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list. Talk about travel goals. (By V.L. Hendrickson)

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