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Decision : 36 COM 8B.32
Cultural Properties - Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato (Italy)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.   Having examined Documents WHC-12/36.COM/8B and WHC-12/ 36.COM/INF.8B1,

2.   Defers the examination of the nomination of the Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato, Italy, to the World Heritage List, in order to allow the State Party, with the advice of ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre, if requested, to:

a)   Review the application of the selection criteria of the sites and the choice of the series’ components, taking into account the central notion of a native grape variety associated with a terroir and a grand cru of truly exceptional value and to demonstrate in what way each site significantly contributes to the potential Outstanding Universal Value of the ensemble,

b)   Review the boundary of each of the sites making up the series as a function of an approach that better integrates all the material elements testifying to the winemaking and wine cellaring values,

c)   Review the buffer zones as a function of the property’s redefinition,

d)   Draw up a precise inventory of the monuments and sites covered by national or regional historic heritage listing within the property and an inventory of the vernacular heritage; the maps need to be completed in a way that these elements are easily identifiable by name,

e)   Ensure the conservation measures recommended in the Agreement Act and local town planning rules are adopted by all the municipalities in the property,

f)    Specify the material and human resources of the property’s overarching management Association, and more broadly all the staff employed for the property’s management, stating their sectors of activity and any training requirements,

g)   Rank the Management Plan actions by order of priority for the explicit benefit of the property’s conservation; provide precise implementation schedules for those actions for which finance has been consolidated,

h)   Confirm that monitoring is effectively coordinated by the property’s overarching management Association,

i)     Supplement the property’s monitoring plan indexes with a group covering tourism and permanent cultural activities;

3.  Considers that any revised nomination would need to be considered by an expert mission to the site.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Italy
Year: 2012
Decision Code: 36 COM 8B.32