Wine Landscape of Unesco’s heritage
Welcome to Piedmont region, in Northwest Italy.
In 2014 the major wine-producing area of Piemonte became a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring a 1,079-square mile “core zone” with 29 municipalities and a 7,600-square mile surrounding “buffer zone” with 82 municipalities.
This region is one of the five official statistical regions of Italy.
A unique territory in the world outline, in which the sudden overlap of ridges (in the Langhe) or softer (in the Monferrato), gives rise to recurrent changes of the observer’s point of view, resulting in a variety and visual breadth, as well as a continuous intervisibility between urban centers, hills and vertical architectural structures formed by castle towers, bell towers and facades of Baroque churches.
In addition to this, the different types of vine variety grown in the area, contribute to the perceptive richness, as leaves create a striking color effect, especially in autumn: it goes, for example, from shades of yellow golden muscat, to the
bright red of Barbera and finally to the pomace of Dolcetto.
Langhe, Roero & Monferrato Unesco
Langhe, Roero & Monferrato Landscape is characterized by widespread heritage of ‘wine places“, from the majestic castles of Cuneo’s surroundings, to the underground cathedrals of Canelli, to infernot in Basso Monferrato. Precisely these interpretations, recognized by the UNESCO, will guide the articulation of this guide.
The sincere wish of those who helped to the drawing up of this guide, is that the reader will discover one of the thousands of environmental, agronomic, landscaping features, but especially human aspects that characterize these areas. And if you like Cesare Pavese in “La Luna e i falò“- “There is the need of a village, just only for the enjoyment of escaping from it. A village means not being alone, knowing that in the people, in plants, in the land there is something of yours, even when you’re not there, it is still waiting for you.”… Then here, that Langhe, Roero and Monferrato, places where the man has kept a millenary tradition, they can also become a bit your village.
Langhe, Roero & Monferrato Unesco Heritage map
Culture, economy, tradition, language, food, everything is deeply tied to the wine in the territories of Langhe, Roero and Monferrato.
A bond that is born in ancient times to evolve day by day becoming the main and indissoluble value of the territory. A value so extraordinary to become in June 2014, the 50th Italian site of the World Heritage List of the UNESCO.
The listed site consists of six main elements “The Langa of Barolo” (1), “The Castle of Grinzane Cavour” (2) “The hills of Barbaresco” (3), Nizza Monferrato and the Barbera “(4) and “Canelli and the Asti Spumante (5) “the Monferrato of Infernot‘ (6), and is completed with a proposal for a buffer zone, built to protect the site and its values.
Piedmont Travel Guides
Agliano Terme2 Tours
Agliano Terme Travel Guide The territory of Agliano develops in a dominant position between the valleys of the Nizza and Tiglione rivers. Although the name has Roman origin, from the noble Allius, suggests an ancient presence in this land, probably for a strategic interest, the first mentions date back to the X century. The addition
Alba Travel Guide Are you looking for tourist information to book an online holiday in Alba, Italy. Would you like to travel Langhe Valley but you need a Travel Guide for learn about the best place, tours, activities and place to be? Here you can find all the information about the city of Alba, Wine
Asti Travel Guide Are you looking for book an online holiday or a weekend in Asti? Would you like to travel Monferrato Valley but you need a Travel Guide for discover the best place, tours, activities and place to be? Here you can find all the information about the city of Asti, Wine Tasting Tours,
Barbaresco Travel Guide The Barbaresco area, in Piedmont region includes the municipalities of Barbaresco and Neive. It represents the production’s heart of the red wine Barbaresco, one of the best Italian wine, historically bound to the Piedmontese tradition arising from the Nebbiolo grape, now worldwide renowned. The village of Barbaresco is placed in a dominant
Calosso Travel Guide The name of Calosso, mentioned for the first time in 960, could derive from the noble roman Calluciusor Calocero, medieval term to denote San Calogero, revered in the small settlement until the mid 700. The first settlement’s mention dates back to 960, while to find evidence of a fortified structure, they must
Camagna Monferrato3 Tours
Camagna Monferrato Travel Guide The settlement’s name of Camagna Monferrato comes from Casa Magna, probably referring to an ancient structure on this territory. In the XII century, the feud was owned by the Aleramic branch of the marquises of Monferrato, who let built a castle in order to fortify it. Despite the good fortification, Camagna
Canelli Travel Guide The Canelli’s area includes the municipalities of Canelli and Calosso, in the Province of Asti and Santo Stefano Belbo, in the province of Cuneo. This land represents the production center’s excellence of Asti Spumante, deriving from the processing of White Moscato. Asti spumante is a variety historically attested in Piedmont Region, where peculiar
Castelnuovo Calcea3 Tours
Castelnuovo Calcea Travel Guide The little Piemontese village of Castelnuovo Calcea is ancient origins is developed in a panoramic position, surrounded by vineyards. The place name derives from the union between the name Castrum Novum (new encampment), and the word “ad calcarias’: which certainly leads to the presence of the nearby road that ran near
Castiglione Falletto3 Tours
Castiglione Falletto Travel Guide Discover Wineries, Vineyards, Private Wine Tours, Truffle Hunting & What to do in Castiglione Falletto, Langhe, Piedmont, Italy. The small Italian village of Castiglione Falletto is placed in a dominant position on a hill between the two branches of the river Talloria (Langhe, Piedmont). The village is centralized around the medieval
Cella monte3 Tours
Cella Monte Travel Guide The name Cella Monte comes from the Latin Cella, that indicated the collection’s place of agricultural products that were dumped in cellars and rooms dug in the local stone, the Pietra da Cantoni. The small village, after being feud of the Church of Vercelli, goes after the Marquises of Monferrato with
Diano D’Alba3 Tours
Diano D’Alba Travel Guide Tradition has it that the village’s name originates from Diana D’Alba, hunt’s goddess both of Ligurians and Romans, on the hill where now stands the village, existed precisely the Diana’s wood. As part of the historical center emerges, however, the Parish Church and its tower bell, built at different times during
Viticulture, Cultural Landscape
Vineyards dominate the landscape‘s design, occupying large tracts of hilly ridges with rows, mostly arranged “a girapoggio”, in other words following the course of contour lines. This layout, which greatly features the weaving and the perceptive impact of landscape, is due to the deep knowledge of man of soils’ attitudes.
In fact, this technique ensures that vineyards’ roots retain better the ground, avoiding landslides and run-oif. The beginning of the low is often characterized by the presence of a rose plant, that has at least two origins in popular tradition. It is said that the peasant of these lands is so tied to his landscape to give as a gift to earth, and an element of beauty to the sight of those who approach.