Iter Vitis – Les Chemins de la vigne
The landscape constitutes a factor of primary importance for the discovery of a territory and an element of great attractiveness.
The culture of vine and wine and the wine-growing landscape are a material and immaterial heritage of the community, an essential component of the history of a territory, signs that can be read and experienced: this is the assumption at the base of the European Cultural Route of the Vine and Wine “Iter Vitis – Les Chemins de la Vigne”, promoted by the European Federation Iter Vitis and certified Cultural Route of the Council of Europe in 2009.
Therefore, the project aims to offer a new travel perspective, which renews and improves the enological tourism offer by promoting the great varieties of European enological territories and landscapes, in particular through:
- the mapping and preservation of the heritage of historical and ancient vines and of the culture of vine and wine;
- the promotion of research, documentation and environmental protection activities to defend biodiversity;
- the development of aware and sustainable forms of tourism, addressed in particular to young people…