A landscape consists of the visible features of an area of land, its landforms, and how these elements integrate with natural or man-made features. It includes the physical elements of landforms, living aspects of land cover such as indigenous vegetation and human elements including different types of land use, buildings, and structures.
Landscape is both a physical reality and the representation that we make of it. It is the face of a land with all its natural and anthropological elements and, at the same time, the feelings and emotions that it arouses in us when we see it.
The European Landscape Convention (aka the Florence Convention, 20/10/2000 came into force on 1/3/2004, Council of Europe Treaty Series no. 176) indicates that assessment of different dimensions that exist in landscapes should be taken into account. The Convention aims to encourage public authorities to adopt policies and measures at local, regional, national and international level for protecting, managing and planning landscapes throughout Europe.