PIEDMONT LANDSCAPE

Italy

The Piedmont Literary Landscape of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato is situated in the Southern part of Piedmont in Northwestern Italy. It has been founded on the literary heritage of this territory also strongly characterized by important and well-known vineyards, the production of fine wines and other rare local products.

This land gave birth to a number of famous authors who lived, wrote and in such case also fought (during the Italian Resistance) in this side of Piedmont. Several poets, writers, playwriters but also painters and journalists and later politicians were born in region between the eighteenth and the twentieth century.

The link between the authors and their territory is based on two essential dimensions: first, the physical one which involves the places, the scenarios and the sites; second, the cultural one which expresses traditions, customs and everyday life. The literary heritage constitutes a resource of multiple values: it intervenes in the processes of redefining the sense of belonging and identity. It also represents an interpretative key and a promotional vehicle for all the landscape and cultural potential assets in the area of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato and which was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2014 as a serial property.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation under grant agreement no. 870644