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Monday, September 15, 2014

ITALY - Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato

"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." -http://whc.unesco.org/



Thank you so much Gian and Rafaella for surprising me with this postcard showing the newest UNESCO WHS from Italy! ^-^

2 comments:

Gian Luca Argirò said...

Hello Jan Cerdan.

I have sent this card for you.

NOT have received your UNESCO card from Philippines.

Sent me a card, pls?

THX!

Gian Luca from ITALY.

My mail:
gianvirgo73@hotmail.it

Jan said...

Hi Gian! I was waiting for your preferred postcard from my album since you last mentioned that you wanted cards from very rare countries in return... and I don't have those...
Please choose from my available postcards for swap... Since we don't have prior arrangements before you sent me this card. Thanks much! I will also email you...