Nature, history and people: the three pillars creating an exploring environment.
The latest addition to the UNESCO list means that Veneto has a new UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
Enchanting landscapes, unique ecosystems and rich biodiversity: these are the elements that characterise Monte Grappa and for which it has been recognised as a UNESCO MAB Biosphere Reserve. A true ecological mosaic, in balance with the presence of man, who has resided in this area since the Neolithic age and who has moulded this environment by creating cultural and natural landscapes in harmony with the territory. One of the key points for the valorisation and conservation of this Biosphere Reserve is precisely the balance between man and nature, towards a sustainable development made of environment and community. A unique territory, inextricably linked to the events that have characterised its history and culture.
Do you know what makes the Monte Grappa unique?
- enterprise: the world-famous production excellence, in continuous innovation and evolution in terms of sustainability and social responsibility;
- nature: the rich flora and lively fauna, as well as delicious gastronomic products such as Morlacco and Bastardo del Grappa;
- sport: an open-air gymnasium, Monte Grappa is a paradise for flying and hiking or cycling - its climbs test the best cyclists!
- history: theatre of battles and now home to the Alpini, this Biosphere Reserve was the stage for numerous battles in the First World War.
To find out more visit www.ilgrappa.it
Fascinating Veneto spots: no fewer than nine UNESCO sites and one MAB Reserve
Veneto is the only place in the world where there are no fewer than nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one MAB Reserve within a radius of 100 km. The Monte Grappa is located right in the centre of this area.
We’re sure that you’re already familiar with some of the UNESCO sites:
- Venice and its Lagoon (1987)
- The City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto (1996)
- The Botanic Garden in Padua (1997)
- The City of Verona (2000)
- The Dolomites (2009)
- Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps (2011)
- Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th Centuries (2017)
- The Conegliano and Valdobbiadene Prosecco Hills (2019)
- Padova Urbs Picta (2021)
- Monte Grappa (2021).