How to use Google Street View to discover the Italian countryside

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Montalcino countryside

The famous Langhe where Barolo grapes grow; the wild Maremma nature. The Montalcino hills. The Castelluccio di Norcia fields; the Sicilian fields of orange groves. The Made in Italy is also made of amazing landscapes and the products of their land.

For this reason, Google has decided to give users the possibility to look at this amazing scenery through Google Street View. The opportunity involve both associations and tourist boards who will be able to use the Street View special collections on their websites, to promote the excellence of its territory.

The Langhe fields are in south Piedmont: it’s here where you’ll find Barolo, the place of origin of one of the best wines in the world. These hills are covered with grapes whose rows are perfectly designed. Also the landscape of the Sicilian orange fields is terrific: the production area includes Siracusa and Catania, where oranges have shades of red depending on the variety and time of harvest. Looking at the Montalcino’s fields, to discover where Brunello wine is produced: the village is surrounded by a fortress which reminds the medieval origins. The Maremma, between Tuscany and Lazio, has some protected areas, such as a Natural Park and the archaeological area of Vulci that helped maintain intact the environment as well as existing flora and fauna.

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