Traditional terracing in Veneto, Italy

General
National Id: 
Italy_04
Site name: 
Valstagna, Verta Valley
Summary: 
The initiative is aimed at the recovering and maintenance of a cultural and historical heritage with the promotion of new agricultural activities (not necessarily for economic purposes). A large part of terraces are no longer used today, as landowners either emigrated or are too old to take care of them. As a consequence, these terraces are increasingly degraded. The Committee "Adotta un terrazzamento" (Adopt a Terrace) acts as a mediator among landowners and people interested in "adopting" a terrace": with a contribution of 10 euros, any private citizen can be assigned a terraced plot to establish a vegetable garden. In exchange, the private citizen commits to restore and take care of the terrace at his/her disposal. The recovery of the terraces permits the valorization of the local resources, combining social/economic aims with the need to safeguard infrastructures that prevent hydro-geological instability.
NUTS Code: 
Veneto
RBD code: 
ITA
Transboundary: 
0
Data provider: 
Gloria De Paoli, ACTeon
NWRM(s) implemented in the case study: 
Longitude: 
11.394828
Latitude: 
45.520801
Last updated: 12 Jan 2015 | Top