Prosecco Hills are Unesco Heritage

Italy’s Prosecco hills north-east of Venice, were added to the World Heritage list by the UN cultural organisation. The Conegliano and Valdobbiadene hills, where the grapes that produce the famous Prosecco sparking wine are grown, got the green light at a meeting of Unesco’s World Heritage Committee in Baku.

The landscape is characterised by ‘hogback’ hills, ciglioni — small plots of vines on narrow grassy terraces — forests, small villages and farmland,” Unesco said in a statement announcing the decision.

The Prosecco sparkling white, which has the highest classification available to an Italian wine, is produced in a territory spread over nine provinces in Italy’s north-east.