Istanbul (Turkey): view from the Galata Tower across the Golden Horn.
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Córdoba (Spain): view of the Roman bridge across the river Guadalquivir.
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Castle of Alaró (Mallorca, Spain)
Old bridge across the Guadalqivir river near Italica (Spain)
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Terraced landscapes, landscapes of the future

The Veneto Region presents the Third World Meeting on Terraced Landscapes

25 Jun. 2015 | On June 25th the launch event for the Third World Meeting on Terraced Landscapes will be held in Veneto (Italy) at the historical complex of Villa Contarini. The Veneto Regional Government is organizing the World Meeting on behalf of the International Terraced Landscape Alliance (ITLA) in October 2016. After the first World Meeting held in China in 2010 and the second one held in Peru in 2014, the representatives of the International Alliance will announce the third meeting scheduled in Italy between October 13th and 22nd 2016.

The event in 2016 will collect three hundred people from all around the world to discuss the future perspectives for terraced landscapes. The opening of the World Meeting will take place in Venice. Then the participants will leave for workshops and visits to ten different terraced areas in Italy (from Liguria to Valle d'Aosta, from Valtellina to Valpolicella, from the Brenta Valley to Friuli and the Trieste Karst, from the Amalfi coast to the island of Pantelleria). The general assembly will gather again for the final days of discussion at the University of Padua. The meeting will bring together researchers and institutions, inhabitants and producers, artisans and associations promoting the manifold value of terraced areas, able to combine agro-food production, soil conservation, transmission of knowledge and techniques, with the preservation of a fascinating landscape.

The presentation in June is promoted by the Veneto Region, the University of Padua and the IUAV University of Venice, with the support of the Italian Section of the International Alliance for Terraced Landscapes. Many organizations that support the initiative and contribute to the protection of terraced landscapes will be there: UNESCO, Slow Food, Italian Alpine Club, World Wildlife Fund, Italia Nostra. Representatives of the ten Italian terraced areas involved in organizing the event will bring examples of the products of their terraces, to share and taste together.


Further Information

Dirk Gotzmann
Adenauerallee 68
53113 Bonn
Tel.: +49 (228) 299711-00 or -01
Fax: +49 (228) 299711-09


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