Verona is spreading and it is time to stop the urbanization, says Count Pieralvise Serego Alighieri and other wine producers and environmentalists in Valpolicella, one of Italy’s most famous wine regions.
Valpolicella is still a beautiful wine region with gentle hills behind which you find the city of Verona. But for how long, asks Alighieri, if we continue to build as we have done for the last 25 years?
Alighieri is a descendant of the famous Dante Alighieri, who moved to Verona in 1301 after being banned from his home-town of Florence. The family has since been active in agriculture and viticulture in the Valpolicella. Read more in Drinks Business.
It’s not just Valpolicella that have large towns looming close to their doorstep. Just look at Chateau Haut-Brion and Château La Mission Haut-Brion in the Graves. They are today located in the suburbs of Bordeaux. You can even go there with the tram. But being such prestigious chateaux they can probably rest assured. No one is going to ask for building permission on their vineyards.
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