On June 26, 2009, Italy’s Dolomite mountains have been declared a United Nations World Heritage Site. The nine Dolomite mountain groups, spanning 142.000 hectares and given 85 hectares of border areas for a total of 231.000 hectares, are spread over five provinces: Trento, Bolzano, Belluno, Pordenone and Udine.

The Dolomites have joined the world’s other cultural and natural wonders on the World Heritage List. The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s World Heritage Committee unanimously approved Italy’s bid at its meeting in Seville, Spain.

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