Su Nuraxi di Barumini, is a good example of the Bronze age structures called nuraghi that are unique to the island of Sardinia. The area has been well excavated and Nuragic, Punic, and Roman artifacts have been found there and many of the artifacts can be seen in the Archeological Museum in Cagliari. This is the only UNESCO Site designated in Sardinia.
Porto Badisco, nel territorio di Otranto (Lecce). In questa grotta furono scoperti dei pittogrammi neolitici (4000-3000 a.C.), in guano di pipistrello e ocra rossa. Le figure rappresentano geometrie astratte e scene di caccia (ai cervi, in particolare, da cui il nome della grotta). Uno dei pittogrammi più famosi è il cosiddetto Dio che balla, che raffigura uno stregone danzante.
The Tregiffian Burial Chamber (Cornish: Hirvedh Treguhyon) is a Neolithic or early Bronze age chambered tomb. It is near Lamorna in west Cornwall. It is a rare form of a passage grave, known as an Entrance grave. It has an entrance passage, lined with stone slabs, which leads into a central chamber. This type of tomb is also found in the neighbouring Isles of Scilly. Location: Tregiffian is in southwest Cornwall in the District of Penwith south of Penzance between St Buryan and Lamorna. It…
Nuraghi & Tombe dei Giganti (Italy). 'Defensive watchtowers, sacred ritual sites, prehistoric community centres…the exact purpose of Sardinia’s 7000 nuraghi is unknown. Most famous and best preserved is the beehive complex of Nuraghe Su Nuraxi, a Unesco World Heritage site. Equally mysterious are the island’s tombe dei giganti (giants’ tombs), megalithic mass graves sealed off by stone stele.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/sardinia
In the year 79 AD, Italy& Mt. Vesuvius erupted with superheated ash that rained fiery death on several Roman cities nearby. But none was hit harder than vacation town Pompeii, which was buried in a thick layer of broiling ash in a matter of seconds.
7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Southern Italy, in Photos