22 JULY 2015

Alba stops one turn: Rome chooses Parma

Alba, July 22, 2015. Alba has not submitted its dossier to Paris last 15th July: the UNESCO National Commission, this year, has decided to support in Paris the city of Parma. Let the national newspapers speak (La Stampa): "The capital of the Langhe, had prepared a detailed and promising Application listing all its excellence, but from Rome came an unexpected stop: no place for now, maybe in 2016. "It was not at all a failure" said the Assessor for Culture, Fabio Tripaldi "the Commission preferred to carry out only one application and chosen to start with Parma, to contrast the many imitations of its products, starting from the Parmigiano Reggiano."

"Feedback to our dossier were positive and everything portends that next year would be the right time. The work done in these months is not lost, indeed: we’ll strengthen contacts with the UNESCO National Commission and with Parma, who said it’s ready to be our partner in achieving the goal. In September we will be their guests. We have strong elements, we will continue to carry forward our Candidacy, confident of a positive outcome as has happened with the World Heritage Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato."

Source: La Stampa – National Newspaper