During the World Heritage Committee meeting in Doha, Qatar, in June, 2014, Langhe's Viticulture Landscapes were recognized as an integral part of the World Heritage, attributing the exceptional universal value to the Piedmontese cultural landscape.
The Langhe enrollment in the World Heritage List and recognized by UNESCO allows Piedmont to highlight the beauties, landscapes and historical and cultural values f the whole world.
The Minister of Cultural Heritage Dario Franceschini expressed words of pride and praise for this important acknowledgment by the UNESCO Committee in creating new Italian sites on the World Heritage List; a recognition obtained from our wine landscapes as "an outstanding living testimony to the historical tradition of vine cultivation, winemaking processes, a social, rural environment and an economic fabric based on wine culture." A testimony to the profound link between the land, the constructed heritage of our settlements, and our agricultural activity that have transformed the landscape. It is a unique landscape, a happy result of the thousand-year collaboration that man and nature have been able to undertake in this unique territory.
A result of the exceptional universal value that you see, feel and try. Already this particular land does not hide its treasures and so everyone who decides to cross it will soon discover the peculiarities of this UNESCO site. The Langhe landscapes are in fact characterized by hills and castles, small towns clinging to these undulating waves of land and vineyards which are capable of producing some of the best wines in the world. There is a long cultural tradition, linking people to wine for more than two-thousand years, that continues to characterize the life and choices of the communities that live here. A land of strong traditions, capable of being a model for the future.
Link Siti Internet:
Centro del Patrimonio Mondiale UNESCO: whc.unesco.org
Ufficio Patrimonio Mondiale UNESCO – MiBAC: www.unesco.beniculturali.it
Commissione nazionale italiana UNESCO: www.unesco.it/cni/
Associazione dei Paesaggi Vitivinicoli del Piemonte www.paesaggivitivinicoli.it
Link alla notizia:
Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo: I PAESAGGI VITIVINICOLI DEL PIEMONTE: LANGHE-ROERO E MONFERRATO NELLA LISTA DEL PATRIMONIO MONDIALE UNESCO
Regione Piemonte: I paesaggi vitivinicoli di Langhe-Roero e Monferrato sono Patrimonio dell'umanità