The conquest of America
The importance of being UNESCO
According to a study by Global Philadelphia, recognition as a world heritage site will increase the international tourism of the city by 10% and domestic tourism by 2% annually, the equivalent to an extra 250 million dollars of income.
The city is home to the most famous 72 steps in the world, those that Sylvester Stallone climbed on his run in his training routine as Rocky and that lead to the south façade of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Or even the luxurious cell at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmont Avenue, where Al Capone was sentenced to serve eight months among exotic Persian rugs, a desk, a radio playing waltzes and numerous oil paintings.
Back to the past
The largest concentration of houses from the 18th and 19th centuries in the United States can be found in Society Hill, to the west of Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. This is a charming neighbourhood boasting a succession of Georgian and Colonial houses that are incredibly well preserved.