The unique, natural and pristine landscapes of the Adamello-Brenta Nature Park
Extraordinary botanical and fauna importance
This protected area covers a mountainous territory of 620.50 sq km and goes from an altitude of 477m to 3558m. It's a typical central-southern alpine environment with coniferous forests covering the mountain slopes up to 1800m. At this altitude the conifers give way to the alpine meadows which in turn give way to the rocky vegetation above 2.500m. Forests of firs, beech, and larch, lush green meadows dotted with colourful flowers, pasture lands, streams, lakes, moors and unreachable heights characterize the Adamello-Brenta Naturpark and make it unique. Both the mountain massifs, the Brenta Dolomites and the Adamello-Presanella, were shaped by water and ice about 20 million years ago. The park, thanks to its 61 geological sites has been officially recognized as a Geopark.
A great variety of wild animals live in this territory: the brown bear, (adopted as the Park's logo), which was reintroduced into the territory after teetering on the brink of extinction, the fox, the badger, the marmot, the marten, the stoat and the weasel. Without forgetting the chamois, an expert climber, the ibex, the stag, the deer and the mouflon. Wild fowls, birds of prey, reptiles and fish also inhabit this territory.