Mountains like Tre cime di Lavaredo, Sciliar, Alpe di Siusi and Catinaccio or the peaks of Odle, nature parks like Fanes-Sennes-Prags, the canyon of Bletterbach…
Famous names, well-known among passionate mountaineers and nature lovers. The Dolomites are unique and varied as regards their appearance and their geology. And they are a dreamlike scenery for hiking and biking, as well as the habitat of many wild animals and rare plant species.
In 2009, the UNESCO declared the Dolomites a World Natural Heritage site, together with some other mountain ranges. The reason of the committee: Their unique and monumental beauty.
South Tyrolean natural jewels
The following areas in South Tyrol are part of the World Natural Heritage site:
Other areas pertaining to World Natural Heritage in the regions Venezien and Friaul and in the province Trient:
The fact that the Dolomites are part of World Natural Heritage guarantees on one hand worldwide famousness and appreciation. On the other hand, this honorable title includes also the duty to protect nature and landscape, to care for it and to preserve it for ensuing ages.