Breno Head office
The administrative and technical offices of the Adamello Park are located at the headquarters of the Comunità Montana of Valle Camonica.
There are currently 7 park employees including both technical and administrative staff working in the areas of forestry, biology, agronomy and planning
Comunità Montana di valle Camonica – Parco Adamello
Piazza Tassara, 3
25043 BRENO (BS)
Governing body: Comunità Montana di Valle Camonica
Manager: dott. Dario Furlanetto
Tel. +39 0364-324011
Fax +39 0364-22629
Park House – Local centre in Vezza d’Oglio
The Park House is located in Vezza d’Oglio, in the Upper Valley Camonica, in the northern part of the protected area, where the Lombardy Regional Park borders the Stelvio National Park. The property is situated in one of the most beautiful areas, in terms of nature and landscape, of the entire protected area.
The Park Visitor Center consists in an Environmental Education Centre, a Park Information Point and a Nature Museum, all of which are open all year round.
The Park House is managed by Alternativa Ambiente, a small organization that carries out environmental education activities for families and adults, especially walks in the mountains to observe the wildlife, trips to see deer during the mating season, concerts of classical music at high altitude, evening excursions to observe the sky, guided tours of the Natural History Museum, trekking with docile donkeys, daytime and evening winter hiking with snowshoes and mushrooming excursions and weekends.
An important activity for the Park House is the collaboration with all types of schools both local and from further a field. Students of all ages can do nature excursions in the Park for just one or several days in autumn, winter and spring; winter holiday nature weeks in the snow with skiing; nature weeks with one night in a tent for the end of school year as well as welcome projects in autumn at the beginning of the school year in order to allow newly formed first-year classes to build up a group spirit and to strengthen relationships among classmates and between students and teachers.
In addition to the Visitor Centre the Park House also offers accommodation, the Adamello Park House Hostel is suitable for individuals, families, groups and schools (including the disabled) throughout the year.
Adamello Park House offers different options: bed and breakfast (B & B) for individuals, couples and families whereas for groups of at least 15 people, half board and full board can be provided on request. There is also a self-management option for groups.
The Park House offers its guests a small garden, a lecture room (a room with a large screen for watching videos and slides) and also a large car park in front of the building.
Vezza d’Oglio Adamello Park House
Via Nazionale, 132
25059 VEZZA D’OGLIO (BS)
Managers: Matteo Astori, Chiara Baccanelli
Tel. and fax + 39 0364.76165
Paspardo Wildlife Centre
The Adamello Park, the non-profit organization Legambiente Lombardia and the municipality of Paspardo, with the help of Cariplo Foundation, the Lombardy Region and the Province of Brescia, have created a place where a direct, almost physical, relationship between people and biodiversity can be encouraged, a “magic” place for making exciting encounters with some of the species present in the Alps (animals which are not fit to be released into the wild), to perceive the complexity of the system of relationships that allows life on earth and to understand how important it is to give a concrete contribution to the protection of biodiversity through ordinary daily behaviour.
The Wildlife Centre, which extends over an area of ??7 hectares of woodland within the protected area, is also accessible to people with disabilities and the blind.
A nature trail, equipped with educational panels and wooden platforms up among the branches of Scotch pines, runs through the wildlife area between tall trees with a splendid view of the Concarena, Pizzo Badile and valley floor.
The Centre is home to red deer, roe deer, birds of prey, hedgehogs and other animals which aren’t fit to be released into the wild as a result of accidents or injuries. The care of injured or debilitated wildlife is an important activity for scientific, ethical and conservationist reasons.
The main theme at the Wildlife Centre is the protection of the environment and projects are based on the idea of an integrated learning system: on one hand the territory as a decentralized classroom, on the other the school as a place which can promote new ecological ethics, a value system of ecologically oriented behaviour and thinking. The teacher/educator, instead of just transposing information, becomes a facilitator who can encourage intellectual curiosity, venturing together with students, who are no longer passive figures but at the centre with their enthusiasm and ideas, in search of information!! So, environmental education is not a subject but a language, a method, which aims to create a mentality capable of realising the importance of interaction in nature.
The educational activities of the Wildlife Centre can be integrated with the activities offered by the regional reserve of rock engravings of Ceto-Paspardo Cimbergo, by the Consortium of the chestnut and the Educational farm “San Faustino” in Ceto as well as the organization Camuniverso that provides visits to archaeological parks in Capo di Ponte.
Adamello Park Wildlife Centre
Legambiente Lombardia Onlus
Località Fles – 25050 Paspardo (BS)
Manager: Alessia Chiappini
Tel. +39 392.9276538
Villa Ferrari Park House- Local centre in Cevo
“Villa Ferrari”, a mountain house built in the early 20th century, bought by the Comunità Montana of Vallecamonica, governing body of the Adamello Park, and restored and renovated thanks to a sizeable financial investment is situated in an alpine setting of extraordinary beauty, in a position dominating much of Vallecamonica and nearby valleys.
The villa will become a new Park Centre: after a call for tender in recent months, the Adamello Park has found new managers who will be taking on the task of setting up and running the place for the next six years (renewable for another six), making it a centre for educational activities and tourism.
The new Park House, whose opening is scheduled for December 2011, has a main four-storey building for accommodation (there are approximately 22 beds) and an Adamello Park Visitor Centre.
The services that the future Park House will offer are:
– Hostel accommodation for visitors, with about 22 beds;
– Park visitor centre open to the public- provision of information, promotional material and guides to any permanent exhibitions regarding the park in general and the botanical garden;
– the design and organization, publication and implementation of specific environmental education projects, suitable for various categories of potential users, to be held at the Park centre;
– to organize, advertise and carry out visits for individuals, groups or schools in the environment in the Val Saviore area and in the whole Adamello Park;
– the creation, in collaboration with the Park, of educational and informative materials to support activities;
– the opening to the public, in a manner to be agreed, of a help desk for the collection and organization of bureaucratic procedures, information for the public, etc..
Villa Ferrari Park House
Cevo Local Centre (opening soon)
Via Roma, Località Canneto
25040 Cevo (BS)