The Paneveggio - Pale di San Martino Nature Park enchants its visitors with its landscape and places of incomparable beauty.
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The Paneveggio - Pale di San Martino Nature Park has been a protected area since 1967 by the Autonomous Province of Trento. The nature park is located in the north-eastern part of the Trentino and covers an area of about 190 km², spread over the Val di Fiemme, Val di Fassa and Primiero valleys. While its lowest elevations are at 1,100 m a.s.l., the protected area reaches up to impressive 3,200 m a.s.l. Three geographical-landscape zones are present here: the extensive spruce forest, the Dolomite landscape of the Pale di San Martino mountains and the porphyry rocks of the Lagorai chain. In order to be able to better manage the nature park, it was also divided into different protected zones called "riserve". Each of them has its own purpose and socio-economic development.
The nature park offers a great variety of landscapes: spruce and deciduous forests, mighty rock faces and green alpine pastures, quiet mountain lakes and rushing streams, peat bogs and habitats for countless species of animals - in other words, everything you could wish for to really immerse yourself in nature. The impressive dolomite towers of the Pale di San Martino, the dark porphyry rock of the Lagorai chain and the dense Paneveggio Forest, also known as the "Violin Forest" because the wood of many famous violins comes from here, characterise this nature park.
Surface area: 190 km²
Altitude level: between 1,100 and 3,200 m a.s.l.
Territory: Val di Fiemme, Val di Fassa, Val Primiero
Paneveggio Visitor Centre
loc. Paneveggio - State road Passo Rolle
38037 Predazzo (TN)
phone: +39 0462 576283
Villa Welsberg Visitor Centre
38054 Primiero - San Martino di Castrozza (TN)
phone: +39 0439 765973
San Martino di Castrozza Visitor Centre
38054 San Martino di Castrozza (TN)
phone: +39 0439 768859
House of the Ethnographic Path
c/o Ecomuseo del Vanoi
phone: +39 0439 719106