Located in north-eastern Italy, the site includes part of the vinegrowing landscape of the Prosecco wine production area. The landscape is characterized by ‘hogback’ hills, ciglioni
– small plots of vines on narrow grassy terraces – forests, small villages and farmland. For centuries, this rugged terrain has been shaped and adapted by man. Since the 17th
century, the use of ciglioni
has created a particular chequerboard landscape consisting of rows of vines parallel and vertical to the slopes. In the 19th
century, the bellussera
technique of training the vines contributed to the aesthetic characteristics of the landscape.
Źródło: World Heritage Convention