Madonna di Campiglio and the

NATURE PARK ADAMELLO BRENTA

Madonna di Campiglio is at the center of one of the most famous natural beauties of the Alps: the Adamello Brenta Nature Park where the environment ranges from about 400m in height to 3500m in the Cima Presanella.

The oasis is located in the Rhaetian Alps (central-southern sector of the Alpine chain), more precisely in western Trentino covering a very large area that includes the Giudicarie, Val di Non and Val di Sole. The Val Rendena and the Sarca river that runs through it (a branch rises just above Madonna di Campiglio) divide the Brenta Dolomites Group from the Granitic massif of the Adamello Presanella.

A third of the Park’s surface is occupied by coniferous woods that from 1800 meters above sea level give way to expanses of rock vegetation up to 2500m. One of the characteristics of the Park on a landscape level is the geological and geomorphological diversity of the mountain massifs that host it; this contrast is even more evident if we stop at high altitude on the peaks that surround Madonna di Campiglio.

Extraordinary fauna (brown bear, deer, roe deer, eagles, mountain goats, marmots and many other species), the flora that counts about 1500 species is varied and enchanting.

There are numerous Valleys that make up the Park and among these many surround Madonna di Campiglio: the Val Genova famous for its waterfalls, inaccessible cliffs and glaciers; there Val Nambrone at the foot of Presanella; there Val di Sole, Vallesinella, gateway to the Brenta Dolomites, offers an almost “enchanted” environment; Valagola, not far from Madonna di Campiglio, hosts one of the Brenta Group’s pools of water; the Val Brenta which opens onto a vast spectacle of cliffs and spiers is defined as one of the “pearls” in the casket of the Park. It is no coincidence that Madonna di Campiglio is defined as the “pearl” of the Dolomites.

On June 26, 2009, in Seville, UNESCO decided to include the Brenta Dolomites in the World Natural Heritage of Humanity.