There are also the Monte Baldo, the malghe, part of the Garda and the drying of the Valpolicella wines between me paths already started in Veneto for the candidacy of assets, cultural heritages or geographical areas to World Heritage, in the immaterial one orin the Unesco “Man and the Biosphere” program.
Routes that, together with three others distributed throughout the Veneto they are supported by the Region with contributions to continue their process.
“Our region is among those that boast the largest number of sites recognized as a World Heritage Site together with a fine one selection of intangible heritages and true naturalistic treasures worthy of being UNESCO biosphere reserves. We strongly believe in these international awards, as an absolute certification of the peculiarities of our territory and how fly for the diffusion of the image of Veneto all over the world ”. Words of the President of the Veneto Region, Luca Zaia, with which he underlines the approval – deliberated by the regional council – of specific contributions for a total value of 120,000 euros.
“This – continues the president Zaia – means supporting those who are committed with so much passion towards these goals. It is a precise signal with which the Region wants to be alongside local communities and all those who engage in stimulants paths to enhance our unique reality for artistic and landscape beauty, for cultural heritage and traditions, for the preservation of ancient knowledge that preserves our history. The international attention towards the Veneto is very high, as confirmed by the recent awards of the Hills of Prosecco, of the Biosphere of Monte Grappa, of Murano glass beads. There is the concession that our whole region is a treasure chest, which holds real jewels of great value for the whole world. When one of these is presented to the world to be recognized as such, all our energies must be channeled for a successful end to the business.“.
The projects supported with the provision are the following:
MONTE BALDO CANDIDATION PROMOTION FOR WORLD HERITAGE (10,000 euros)
Proponent: Association “Monte Baldo Heritage of Humanity”
Monte Baldo is a pre-Alpine mountain range between Veneto (10 Municipalities) and the Autonomous Province of Trento (5 Municipalities), which extends for 390 square kilometers, a place valued and recognized internationally as a privileged place of exceptional naturalistic and environmental biodiversity, plants and microfaunal, which offers wonderful sceneries and landscapes. The candidacy for the Unesco MAB site aims at a prosperous combination of development, environmental protection and socio-economic processes in the name of ecology.
DEED OF ADDRESS FOR THE CANDIDATION OF THE “MALGA” FOR INCLUSION IN THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE LIST (€ 19,200)
Proponent: Dear Regency of the Seven Municipalities
The term “Malga” is used exclusively in the Italian Eastern Alps, thus representing an exclusivity, peculiarity and uniqueness: the origin of the term is traced back to the Cimbrian roots. The Veneto heritage of 700 mountain huts, and in particular that of the Altopiano dei 7 Comuni mountain huts, represents an environmental and operational wealth aimed at maintaining the landscape of the high mountains, as well as an opportunity, also at a tourist-social level, aimed at rediscovery of traditions and crafts. The candidacy aims to develop a new virtuous development model, in line with the guidelines of environmental and social sustainability.
NOMINATION OF THE VALPOLICELLA PASSAGE TO UNESCO INTANGIBLE HERITAGE (20,000 euros)
Proponent: Consortium for the Protection of Valpolicella Wines
The drying is a phase of processing of the grapes, meticulously declined in the production disciplinary of Amarone DOCG and Recioto DOCG, productive excellences of Veneto and Italian agri-food. the best grapes of the area are harvested by hand, lying on the traditional “Arele”, placed in the “Fruttai” (well-ventilated rooms where the grapes rest in conditions similar to the environmental ones for a period of 3 or 4 months, losing the 30- 50% of their weight and thus concentrating the sugars in the berry) and then processed, becoming wines of great structure. Withering is a form of protection of territorial identity.
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST IN THE APPLICATION OF THEIR TERRITORIES IN THE LIST OF MAB RESERVES (20,000 euros)
Proponent: Municipalities of Torri del Benaco (leader), Garda, Costermano sul Garda, San Zeno di Montagna
The Natura 2000 sites of the 4 Municipalities will become of high naturalistic value and habitat of species, they will become the “Core Area” around which to structure the buffer zones. All the surfaces are already strongly interconnected with activities linked in particular to agricultural sporting activity, as well as by a considerable archaeological importance linked to the rock engravings and the findings of ancient human settlements since the Bronze Age.
PROJECT REGISTRATION OF CITADEL WALLS IN THE PROVISIONAL LIST (10,000 euros)
Proponent: Municipality of Cittadella
Cittadella was founded by Padua between 1220 and 1221 as a defensive outpost, urbanistically referring to the Roman colonial cities. In the following decades, the primitive structures in earth and wood were replaced by masonry works, arriving at the current structure consisting of 12 towers and 16 turrets, while the 4 access gates, over the centuries, became real castles. The objective of the candidacy is to strengthen the natural and cultural heritage of the city through the creation of new thematic itineraries, historical re-enactments, digitization and modernization of cultural itineraries.
CANDIDATION OF THE EUGANEAN HILLS TO RESERVE THE UNESCO MAB BIOSPHERE (20,000 euros)
Proponent: Regional Park of the Euganean Hills
The candidacy of the territory of the Euganean Hills and of the communities that culturally identify with it involves the 15 Municipalities that are part of the Park will focus on the enhancement of the geothermal element from a scientific, user and tourist point of view, through the enhancement of sustainable tourism, local food and wine excellences and the natural and cultural landscape crossroads of populations, culture and history.
SUPPORT ACTIVITIES FOR THE PROPOSAL OF THE PONTE DEGLI ALPINI IN THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE PROPOSAL LIST (20,000 euros)
Proponent: City of Bassano
The Bassano Bridge, an architectural work, a connecting node between east and west, mountain and plain, a meeting place but also a border, accompanies the history of the city and has unequivocally become its symbol. Built for the first time in 1209 and redesigned in 1569 by Palladio, it has a history of 800 years outlined by important challenges to the strength of the Brenta and by historical events, such as the two world wars; the bridge today is a wooden “diary” that tells the story of the city and human civilization, and was recognized as a National Monument in 2019.
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