The term “art of drystone walling” indicates the construction of stone structures without any binding material (dry). Drystone structures can either be highly visible, as in the case of the impressive clusters of terraced cultivations, or discreet and humble, as in the case of farming structures. In any case, they are always tasteful and friendly to the environment.
The art of drystone walling was inscribed:
- on the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage on 2014.Description of the element: The art of drystone walling
- on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO, 2003) (2018): Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniques
You can watch the announcement of the inscription here.