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What does it mean to be a UNESCO World Heritage site?

Watch this video that highlights the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, which have recently been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site
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The hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene the Prosecco superiore landscape are now a UNESCO World Heritage site. This small rural area between Venice and the Dolomites is home to thousands of wine producers who have been looking after it for generations. It is thanks to their work that this naturally arduous and fragile landscape has become a unique setting of immense and breathtaking beauty. There are three characteristics of universal value to be protected and enhanced. The morphology of its hills, which are arranged in cordons that run from East to West, forming a series of steep, rugged slopes interspersed with small parallel position valleys. Over the centuries, man has learned to adapt to their peculiarities, shaping the steep slopes while perfecting agricultural techniques.
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The Ciglioni, particular types of terrace held up, not with stones, but with grassy soil that blend in with the landscape, while helping to reinforce the slopes. The development of a patchwork agricultural landscape, in which many small vineyard plots belonging to different families, are interspersed with woodlands and meadows, and it functions as an effective ecological network.
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The hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene, a landscape worth living, a heritage that belongs to us all.

The Prosecco hills have been recognized as cultural landscapes and must be preserved as an “outstanding example of a traditional human settlement and land-use.”

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