The Brenta Dolomites, Trentino, Val di Sole
On June 26th 2009 the Dolomites were added to the UNESCO World heritage List thanks to their infinite beauty, unique landscapes and their scientific importance at geological and geomorphological level. The site of the Dolomites comprises a mountain range in the northern Italian Alps, numbering 18 peaks which rise above 3,000 meters and cover 141,903 ha. It features some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere with vertical wall, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys.
With the Stelvio National Park to the North and the Adamello Brenta Park to the South, the Val di Sole (where Maso Francesco is located) is truly immersed in Nature. Most of the area is protected land where you can still breath the air of an undamaged world. This area offers numerouw walking possibilities at all levels.
The Adamello Brenta Natural Park is generally well-known due to the fact that it is the only Alpine area still inhabited by the Brown Bear. They are the living symbol of a natural, undamaged and wild environment. In 1996, in order to save this species from extinction, a plan was created, called 'Life Ursus-Protection of the brown bear population'. Brown bears were captured and brought over from Slovenia and then set free in the park, which definitely helped to repopulate this species.