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 interesting due to its Karst surface phonomenon and underground caves, among which the most important is Spluga della Preta, one of the most famous abysses in Europe for its history in speleology exploration. Close to this one you can find Ciabattino Cave.

MOLINA WATERFALLS

A Natural Oasi rich in suggestive scenic beauty. Here you will find a whirling creek which forms bubbling waterfalls, cascades of water and small lakes. The flow of the river has shaped the rocky surface into grooves and nooks of various shapes and sizes, making this area a real natural gem that is visited every year by thousands of Italians and Foreigners.

THE FUMANE CAVE

These are grottos of great archeological interest found in the arduous vaj that flows into the Fumane Valley and where the Fumane Cave stands out as an extraordinary archive of the evolutionary history of man. Here you can find flint artifacts, the remains of mammals, fireplaces, rubbish hoards and stone wall paintings, documenting the frequent use of the cave by the Neanderthal man and the first modern humans  (Homo sapiens sapiens).

PONTE DI VEJA (Natural Bridge)

This impressive natural rock bridge is one of the biggest and most beautiful in Europe. It is 29m high and 50m long and originates from the collapse of a vault in an enormous cave. It is located in S.Anna d'Alfaedo and it is deifinately the most famous monument in Lessinia, one of the first that the artistic world depicted. In fact it is seen in Mantegna's tableau from 1946 in Mantova's Doge's Palace. Along with some complex caves nearby it represents a point of great interest from a prehistoric and geological point of view. The colonies of bats which live here are also of great interest for zoologists.

FOLIGNANI, DI GIAZZA AND VAL D'ADIGE FORESTS

These are without a doubt the most significant and widespread wooded areas in all of Lessinia. Made up mostly of tall Beech, Red fir, White Fir, and Black Elm trees, they represent the ideal habitat for numerous species of animals and vegetation.  Here you can find indigenous species, monumental trees and geological elements of great importance. The first two areas are on the list of the Community Interest Sites (SIC) while all three of these wooded areas are classified as Nature Reserve areas directed by the park. Also part of the Community Interest Sites is the Valon del Malera, a glacial valley which is located in the north eastern highlands and represents an Alpine environment with interesting Karst phenomenon and traces of ancient pastoralism

SFINGI VALLEY AND COVOLO DI CAMPOSILVANO

The Sfingi Valley is a suggestive basin which is framed by pastures and beechtrees and features numerous Limestone erosion scultptures in the typical mushroom or parallelepiped shapes. Il Covolo di Camposilvano is a spectacular collapsed sinkhole with a remaining annex cave which as local storytelling historials would say inspired Dante's description of the structure of Hell.This site is located in Camposilvano  in Velo Veronese and it can be visited leaving from the Fossil Museum which displays a rich collection of Ammonite, a dinosaur track, an entire cave bear skeleton and mysterious slab.

COVOLI AND MONTE PURGA DI VELO

I Covoli di Velo is a horizontal cave system which in its complexity is over 1000m. It was created by the erosion of water through the Grey Limestone layer of the land and it is made up of wide openings and numerous tunnels which are connected by narrowing sections. Here a large quantity of Cave Bear (Ursus spelaeus)fossil remains have been found. From the summit of Purga di Velo you will enjoy an exquisite view of the central-eastern part of Alta Lessinia.

PESCIARA DI BOLCA, MONTE PURGA AND MONTE POSTALE

La Pesciara is a tunnel mine that is still used today to extract the rocky layers which contain numerous fossils with varying fish and plant species which can be dated back to about 50 million years ago (Eocene). These fossils are known in all of the world thanks to their conditions of conservation. Monte Postale and Monte Purga are also interesting sites for the discovery of fossils. You should not miss visiting the famous Museum of Fossils in Bolca and the excavation sites.  

BASALTI COLONNARI OF S.GIOVANNI ILARIONE

This amazing natural scenery is located in the Alpone Valley just north of the town of S. Giovanni Ilarione and features impressive prismatic shapes that originate from solidifying deposits of underwater and subaerial lava. The Basalt columns, with a diagonal hexagonal or pentagonal form, stand out with a shining black color into the surrounding landscape.

STRATI DI RONCA’

The extraordinarily rich collection of mollusk fossils in the Strati di Roncà is known to palentologists world wide. It is located behind the town bearing the same name in the heart of the Alpone Valley, at the foot of Monte Calvarina , the remnants of an ancient volcano. These  formations were deposited about 40 million years ago in a marine environment which features atolls, cliffs, islands and active vulcanos. You can find in the museum annex a vast collection of gastropods and lamellibranchi fossils and a fantastic skeleton fossil of a Sirenidae, the Prototherium veronense.