Italy’s Prosecco hills added to UNESCO World Heritage list

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  1. UNESCO has declared the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  2. The hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene is located north-east of Venice in Italy. It is home to the world-famous sparkling wine Prosecco.
  3. Prosecco Hills became the 10th site in the world to be registered under the category of “cultural landscape” in recognition of their unique interaction between man and the environment.
  4. A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area which is selected by the UNESCO as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance and is legally protected by international treaties. The sites are judged important to the collective interests of humanity.
  5. UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture.