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Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 5 CBC - present
Date of Inscription: 2014
Location: Europe, Italy, Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato
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Six official UN languages: English, French
Other languages: Croatian, Italian
Description: This landscape covers five distinct wine-growing areas with outstanding landscapes and the Castle of Cavour, an emblematic name both in the development of vineyards and in Italian history. It is located in the southern part of Piedmont, between the Po River and the Ligurian Apennines, and encompasses the whole range of technical and economic processes relating to the winegrowing and winemaking that has characterized the region for centuries. Vine pollen has been found in the area dating from the 5th century BC, when Piedmont was a place of contact and trade between the Etruscans and the Celts; Etruscan and Celtic words, particularly wine-related ones, are still found in the local dialect. During the Roman Empire, Pliny the Elder mentions the Piedmont region as being one of the most favourable for growing vines in ancient Italy; Strabo mentions its barrels. --From the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato is the official name of a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising "five distinct wine-growing areas with outstanding landscapes" as the Castle of Grinzane Cavour in the region of Piedmont, Italy. The site, which extends of the hilly areas of the Langhe, Roero and Montferrat, is one of the most important wine-production districts in Italy. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
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Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center ( 2. Wikipedia.
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