Langhe-Roero and Monferrato have been appointed by UNESCO as the first Vineyard Landscape of Italy in the Cultural World Heritage List!
"The vineyard landscapes of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato in Piedmont consist of a selection of five distinct wine growing areas and a castle, whose names evoke profound and ancient expertise in the relationship between man and his environment ... They offer panoramas of carefully cultivated hillsides, following ancient land divisions punctuated with buildings that lend structure to the visual space: hilltop villages, castles, Romanesque churches, farms, ciabots, cellars and storehouses ... [Piedmont] is outstanding for its harmony, and the balance between the aesthetic qualities of its landscapes, the architectural and historical diversity of the built elements associated with the wine production activities and an authentic and ancient art of winemaking." (read more)
Unesco has compiled a rich dossier explaining why they selected our region as a Cultural World Heritage site. If you follow this link you will find basis for their decision as well as maps, facts and more.
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