People and the environment have created a unique cultural landscape that deserves to be looked after... and explored!
The latest addition to the UNESCO list means that Veneto is the only place in the world where you can visit eight World Heritage Sites l
The rolling hills are covered with a patchwork of vineyards. UNESCO has recognized the unique qualities of the local area and the work done by those who love it. The local people must now strive even harder to preserve the harmonious blend of nature, culture and manmade creations.The spellbinding landscape is shaped by humans and indissolubly tied to local traditions and rural culture. Hard work has to be done on a daily basis to protect its biodiversity and ecosystems. The Prosecco hills are the ideal place to go if you want to experience all-embracing beauty: get into the heart of nature, sample traditional products, and learn about the local history and culture.
Do you know what makes the Prosecco hills unique?
- The distinctive “hogback” geomorphological formation consisting of a series of steep, rugged slopes stretching from East to West, with a number of little valleys running parallel between them.
- Over the centuries, people have adapted the land to suit their needs, as demonstrated by the grassy terraces, the first records of which date back to the 16th and 17th centuries.
- Thousands of vine growers working on small plots of land have helped to create a “mosaic-like” agricultural landscape. An effective ecological network is formed by little vineyards with woods and meadows between them.
Veneto is the only place in the world where there are no fewer than eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites within a radius of 100 km. The Prosecco Superiore Hills are located right in the centre of this area.
Fascinating Veneto spots: no fewer than eight UNESCO sites
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)
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