The Land of Mazzoni, a UNESCO World Heritage site…

You probably didn’t know that the Orcia River Valley, where Mazzoni is grown and raised, is an official UNESCO Heritage site. Today, winemaker Ale posted the following on his blog, Montalcino Report

Herewith the plaque that commemorates the Val d’Orcia, where we grow and make our wines, as a UNESCO heritage site.

The plaque finds itself in the village of San Quirico d’Orcia, which is about a 30 minutes drive from our winery.

Herewith the Collegiate Church of San Quirico:

Herewith the text on the Val d’Orcia (the Orcia River Valley) from the site of the UNESCO:

Justification for Inscription

Criterion (iv): The Val d’Orcia is an exceptional reflection of the way the landscape was re-written in Renaissance times to reflect the ideals of good governance and to create an aesthetically pleasing pictures.

Criterion (vi): The landscape of the Val d’Orcia was celebrated by painters from the Siennese School, which flourished during the Renaissance. Images of the Val d’Orcia, and particularly depictions of landscapes where people are depicted as living in harmony with nature, have come to be seen as icons of the Renaissance and have profoundly influenced the development of landscape thinking.

Click here to read the entire voice of the site of the UNESCO.

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