Porticoes of Bologna awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status. The decision has been taken by the 44th World Heritage Committee meeting in Fuzhou, China.
As explained in the Candidacy: “While porticoes have been situated for centuries as an architectural element all over the world, it reaches in Bologna its most complete representation: starting from the XII century until today, it has been added to its buildings, becoming the characterizing element of its urban fabric. This site is composed by twelve areas located in downtown and suburb parts of the town. They represent an extraordinary result of urban regulation systems which propelled the development throughout nine centuries of an architectonic style that offers different features in the town of Bologna”.
In Emilia-Romagna there are already well-known UNESCO sites such as: Modena, Ravenna, Ferrara, Delta del Po, Appennino Tosco-Emiliano.