Chianti Classico aims to become a Unesco Heritage Site

di Daniele Becchi

Tuscan institutions united in the request for inclusion of the “Gallo Nero” production area in the World Heritage List.

The memorandum of understanding between the Tuscany Region, seven Chianti Municipalities, the Chianti Classico Consortium and the Foundation for the protection of the Chianti Classico area, have been approved to promote the candidacy of Chianti Classico as a cultural landscape protected by Unesco. “This is an expected and due step – commented the president of the Region Eugenio GianiThe landscape of Chianti Classico, one of the most famous images of Tuscany in the world to the point of having become iconic, deserves to be included in the World heritage list. We will continue to work in concert and with commitment, as we have done so far to promote, enhance and protect the harmony of the territory and its economic engine, supported by agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, landscape, history“.

The involvement of the Tuscany Region, which has taken such an important resolution, together with the words of President Giani, is a sign of strong recognition that confirms our determination to work in the direction we have taken, supported and supported by all the representatives of the highest territorial institutions . Together with the mayors and the Region we will carry out a choral project in the belief that all the public and private actors of this unique territory can offer indispensable contributions and experience”, added Tessa Capponi, president of the Foundation for the protection of the Chianti Classico territory.

Seven municipalities have signed the memorandum of understanding: Gaiole in Chianti, Barberino Tavarnelle, Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, San Casciano Val di Pesa.