It would be enough to mention the Valpolicella, Terra dei Forti and Durello wines as well as the Monte Veronese Dop cheese to present the Culinary prestige of Lessinia, but there are many more products and traditional dishes that are part of this area. Across the fan of valleys south of the high pa...MORE
The Nature Park, history and Museums
With its 10.333 hectares, heights up to 1976 m. a.s.l.. and 15 municipalities, this is the Lessinia Regional Nature Park; a green paradise nestled between the Small Dolomites, the City of Verona and Monte Baldo.
Here it is.....just for you; a collection of some of the fundimental information about the Lessinia Regional Nature Park,with its geological, historic, naturalistic and cultural features.
CORNO D’AQUILIO AND SPLUGA DELLA PRETA Corno d’Aquilio (mountain elevation) is situated in the most western portion of the Park. It is characterized by steep escarpments and dense wooded areas, which dominate the Adige Valley and gentle rolling slopes in high pastures. This area is particularly in...MORE
Lessinia in prehistoric times was seen as an ideal territory for hunter-gatherer groups as they could find an abundance and vast variety of species for hunting and vegetation from which to harvest as well as an abundance of flint rock, raw material that could be carved and used to create tools and ...MORE
The Cimbri were a population of Bavarian-Tyrolean descendents called to the Venetian and Trento Prealps from the 10th century to colonise these areas and to continue practicing the traditional professions as they had in their country of origin, tsuch as wood cutting, the production of coal and farm...MORE
Geographical Overview. The Lessinian territory extends across 820km² between Veronese Province and that of Trento and it is geographically situated in the south-eastern part of the Alpine range in the Venetian Prealps. Its borders are well defined by the rift in the Adige's glacial valley to the ...MORE
In these areas there are over one hundred and twenty alpine farmsteads (malghe) present.( The whole territory has one hundred and twenty-five, of which one hundred and twenty-one of these are present in this altitudinal area.) The Summer migration to pasture has changed substantially over the last ...MORE
The museums are divided into the following sections: Ethnography and Anthropology These handle the collection, conservation, documentation and promotion of cultural evidence, traditions and customs in the Lessinian territory. Museo Etnografico di Crespadoro (Ethnographic Museum) Piazza Municipio...MORE
Fauna Lessinia Nature Park has an extremely varied and interesting wildlife heritage. You can find along the elevations and the valleys of the highlands a good representative of typical Alpine species and some of these are even seen at the most southern borders of their range of Italian distributi...MORE