Prosecco hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene named as UNESCO World Heritage

Italy’s Prosecco hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene has been named as the UNESCO World Heritage at the 43rd Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Baku, Azerbaijan. It is the site where the grapes that produce the world-famous prosecco sparkling wine are grown. It is an area of hilly terrain in northeast Italy known for its Prosecco production. The landscape is characterized by hogback hills, ciglioni — small plots of vines on narrow grassy terraces — forests, small villages and farmland. The prosecco sparkling white, which has the highest classification available to Italian wine, is produced in a territory spread over 9 provinces in Italy’s northeast. The region has become the 55th Italian site inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

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