The Stelvio National Park
The Stelvio National Park is one of the oldest Italian Parks. Since 1977, the total area has increased to the present 130,000 hectares (60,000 of which in Lombardy), including the side valleys on the right of the upper Vallecamonica. A typical mountain park, the area is almost entirely over 1,000 meters above sea level, with three quarters of its land above 2,000 m. The highest altitude (3905 m) is reached at the summit of the Ortles.
The Adamello Brenta Natural Park
The Adamello Brenta Natural Park is the largest protected area in Trentino, and is situated in western Trentino. With its 620.51km2 it includes the mountain groups of Adamello and Brenta, separated by Val Rendena and is part of the valleys of Non, di Sole and Giudicarie. It has 48 lakes and the Adamello glacier, one of the largest in Europe.
The Nature Reserve “Rock Engravings Ceto-Cimbergo-Paspardo”
The Nature Reserve “Rock Engravings Ceto-Cimbergo-Paspardo”, situated in mid-Valcamonica was established by the Lombardy Region in 1983 on recommendation of the municipalities of Ceto, Paspardo and Cimbergo together with the Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici in order to protect a large area in which rocks engraved with prehistoric rock carvings, together with a number of important archaeological, geo-morphological, ethnographic and vegetational features relating to the evolution of the alpine environment over the ages and man’s adaptation to it, were identified.
S. Antonio Valleys Nature Reserve
This Site of Community Importance was established by the Lombardy Region in 1983 at the request of the municipality of Corteno Golgi. Located at the eastern end of the Orobie Alps, the Reserve protects two beautiful twin valleys, the Val Brandet and the Valle di Campovecchio that, separated by a long ridge, join at the little hamlet of S. Antonio, nestled between the waters of two streams.
Lake Moro Park, Local Park of Supra-municipal Interest
Lake Moro Park, Local Park of Supra-municipal Interest. Recognition by R.G.D. No.49730 dated 27.4.2000.
Governing body: Angolo Terme council
The park is important not only because of its environmental features but also due to the ethnological traditions preserved within it. There are significant human, archaeological and paleo-iconografic features, and rock carvings are scattered everywhere: some with prehistoric engravings, others of the Christian era. The landscape is dominated by meadows and woods, especially chestnut trees.
Area: 131 hectares.
Barberino Local Park of Supra-municipal Interest
Barberino Local Park of Supra-municipal Interest. Recognition by R.G.D. No.30437 dated 15.03.1988
Governing body: Cividate Camuno council
The Barberino Park is located to the east and to the south of the town of Cividate Camuno, on the slopes of the large hill that emerges from the valley floor and bordered by the river Oglio and the Grigna stream. The area is characterized by cultivated fields and woods and crossed by numerous mule tracks; within the park there is also an area of ??archaeological interest dating back to Roman times.
Area: 106 hectares
The Regional Forest territory covers 2847.50 hectares, in the municipalities of Berzo Inferiore, Bienno, Bovegno, Esine, Gianico, with a minimum height of 1,000 m asl and a maximum height of 2,207 m at Mount Crestoso. The landscape is typical of mid and high mountains with wooded slopes interspersed with large clearings for grazing pastures divided into ten main areas for seasonal use.
The Nature Reserve of the Erosion Pyramids in Zone
The Nature Reserve of the Erosion Pyramids in Zone, in Cislano, offers a unique view: apparently there are very few places in the world like this.
The nature reserve can be accessed from the new recreation area situated just after the village of Cislano and offers visitors the opportunity to become part of a fairy tale scene.
The so-called “pyramids” are a phenomenon of erosion caused by water flow on a steep moraine.
Natural Reserve of the Woods of Giovetto
The protection and the study of Formica rufa were the main motivations for the creation of the Natural Reserve of the Woods of Giovetto, considering that the protection of ants in forests can not be divided from the protection of the natural environment in which they live.
Formica rufa is widespread in the alpine conifer forests of Central and Northern Europe, but the small portion of woods on the eastern edge of the Orobie Alps, which makes up the reserve, is linked in a special way to this extraordinary social insect. The area has always been exceptionally rich in large nests of ants, which, being strong predator of other insects, help maintain the forests in which they live healthy
The Park of the upper Sebino
The Park of the upper Sebino covers the area administrated by the municipalities of Bossico, Castro, Costa Volpino, Lovere, Pianico, Rogno, Sovere, with the addition, as a result of its enlargement, of those of Fonteno, Riva di Solto and Solto Collina, all members of the Comunità Montana dei Laghi Bergamaschi, based in Lovere, and which the local authorities involved designated as interim governing body of the park.
The Valle del Freddo
The Valle del Freddo is geographically located in the upper Val Cavallina between Lake Gaiano, Monte Clem (800 m) and Monte Nà (708 m). The environmental importance of this area is due to the presence, at an altitude of only 360 meters above sea level, of over thirty plant species characteristic of alpine flora (edelweiss, Alpine anemone, Alpen-rose, etc.).