While we have spent the last month celebrating the inclusion of our area on the UNESCO World Heritage List, I have neglected to announce it on my blog!
So here goes...
In June 2014, 6 specific areas in the Langhe area in Piemonte were added to UNESCO's World Heritage List. One of these areas was "Canelli and Asti Spumante".
UNESCO "encourages the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage". For a site to be added to UNESCO's World Heritage List it must have "outstanding universal value". The list currently includes almost 1,000 sites of which 50 are in Italy.