Iter Vitis Route
The Iter Vitis Route in Europe, involving
18 countries, has its origins in the role of the agricultural
landscape linked to wine production as an element of
European identity. It brings together European citizens from
the Atlantic to the Caucasus, and from the Mediterranean
to the Baltic, representing the diversity of European identity.
Dates and countries
Incorporated into the programme
"The Council of Europe Cultural
Countries: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Portugal,
Romania, Slovenia, Spain, "The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"
The aim of this Route is to focus on the wine-growing
landscape as a sustainable tourism destination.
This entails narrating the history and the life of the people,
big and small local histories, through characteristic features:
those that are visible (small walls,
species of vine, mountains, hills, etc.)
and those that are less perceptible
(production conditions, vintages,
use and consumption, savoir-faire,
conflicts, and so on). These tourism
activities help to create a "living
landscape". They generate economic
opportunities for the local population
and for what is produced in the
Wine tells the story of the life
of people living in the territory.
It creates social connections
and fosters enhanced awareness
of the landscape and of the history
of the men and women that live
there. It also promotes the idea
of respect for the environment.
(Photo: Region of Languedoc-Roussillon, France)