ViNO | Vineyards and nature in Oltrepò

The Oltrepò Pavese (south-west Lombardy) is a very important area in terms of biodiversity. Being a sort of hinge between the Alpine and Mediterranean area, it is home to a number of species and it also serves as a crucial corridor allowing the ecological connection between the Apennines and the Alps. At the same time, the Oltrepò is home to prestigious wineries, which are an asset for the whole country and an internationally recognised excellence.

Our project aims at making the coexistence between both aspects possible, through the development of a feasibility study to analyze in detail the role of agriculture and the possibilities for improvement of crops with respect to the maintenance of species, habitats and ecological connectivity.

To do so, there will be involved farmers, as well as local communities.

Where: Oltrepò (southern Lombardy)

Funded by: Fondazione Cariplo

Period: Running project

Contact point: Mauro Belardi (