The European Route of Historic Gardens (ERHG) was certified as a Council of Europe Cultural Route in October 2020, an acknowledgement that values its historic, artistic, social and natural heritage.
“The Cultural Routes Program, launched by the Council of Europe in 1987, demonstrates in a visible way, by means of a journey through space and time, how the heritage of the different countries and cultures of Europe represent a shared cultural heritage. The Cultural Routes put into practice the fundamental values of Council of Europe: human rights, cultural democracy, cultural diversity and identity, dialogue, mutual exchange and enrichments across boundaries and centuries. As of 2021, there are 45 certified Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe”. Explore all the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.
All Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe promote the European identity and citizenship through knowledge and awareness of the common heritage of Europe and the development of cultural bonds and dialogue within Europe as well as with other countries and regions. More than 40 Cultural Routes cover a range of different themes, from architecture and landscape to religious influences, from gastronomy and intangible heritage to the major figures of European art, music and literature.
The certification “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” is a guarantee of excellence, and the ERHG invites all historic gardens currently open to public and actively engaged in cultural, educational and tourism activities to join the network and collaborate towards this goal.
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