From the gentle rolling foothills to of the Alps to the peaks of the Dolomites, the DOLOMITI PREALPI area has a great variety of forms and habitats, defining a complex landscape and unique, monumental southern entrance of the Dolomites World Heritage Site.
The National Park of Bellunos’ Dolomites, the Alps of Belluno and the Massiccio del Grappa overlook the central Valbelluna, with natural balconies upon the Veneto plain. The rich vegetation includes a large number of plant and animal species, many of which are rare and endemic species of exceptional value.
Places to discover
The history of Belluno’s Dolomites is very long and complex, beginning more than two hundred millions of years ago, among warm tropical seas. Most of the territory is set on sedimentary rocks, excluding the Val del Mis and Imperina valley where you can find very old rocky outcrops having metamorphic origin.
Nowadays ,especially in the National Park area, it is possible to see large grassy valleys, wide and deep valleys, sunny and broad rock faces , but also dark ravines, cliffs hanging over dark pits, high and lonely valleys, tormented plateaus where the karstic rocks allowed the development of a subterranean landscape made of pits, fissures, halls and galleries which penetrate deep into the bowels of the earth.