Articolo disponibile anche in: Italian

The Regione Toscana, represented by the regional councillor for urbanism Vincenzo Ceccarelli, has awarded the gold medal to Paolo Socci, agricultural entrepreneur from Lamole, Greve in Chianti.

Socci has carried out an operation that he has defined “archaeological”, recovering and restoring the ancient terracing in Lamole’s territory, and replanting the traditional vines.

Terracing characterized the agricultural landscape in Tuscany, before the agricultural techniques were approved in the ’70s.

The work of Socci led to the inscription of the Lamole terracing in the register of rural landscapes established by the Ministry of Agriculture, together with the “paesaggio policulturale” (multi-cultural landscape) of Trequanda and the “Parco del paesaggio appenninico di Moscheta” (Park of the Apennine landscape of Moscheta).

“Lamole sets an example – said Ceccarelli – The wine produced in this terraced vineyards has all the charm of this unique landscape. The Regione Toscana has been implementing two instruments to preserve the rural landscapes and regulate the use of land: the Piano paesaggistico and the legge urbanistica 65/2014“.

“Land-use regulations – he added – are not about stopping the growth of agricultural enterprises, on the contrary it’s about enhancing the rural territory and offering maximum support to entrepreneurs”.

” When it comes to making territorial and landscape innovation we all have to work together – he concluded – public administrators, designers, agronomists and entrepreneurs. The agriculture sector can grow by combining the attention to products’ quality and safety with the charm of the territory. We see that companies are becoming increasingly aware of this”.