IL MONTE BALDO

An overview of our territory, between Lake Garda, Monte Baldo and the Morainic Hills: farms, local products, the capital and the villages of Lazise.
Mount BALDO, which reaches a maximum height of 2218 m with the Valdritta peak, lies between the provinces of Trento and Verona and is characterized by a remarkable geographical individuality. It is formed by a 40-km ridge parallel to Lake Garda, formed mostly of sedimentary rocks formed between the Triassic and the hologocene in the sea which at that time covered this area. The name of Mount Baldo derives from the German Wald, or wood, as evidenced by a German map of the 12th century. Mount Baldo is called the garden of Europe thanks to the great floristic diversity. It has various climatic zones: the Mediterranean belt, the mountain belt, the boreal belt and the alpine belt, each with its typical vegetation. In past centuries, numerous botanical species have been identified for the first time on Baldo, and this explains why many flowers carry the "Baldense" specification and why the name "Hortus Europae", Garden of Europe, was coined for Baldo. The area is characterized by a great variety of wildlife. We find, although not in large numbers, roe deer, deer and chamois, foxes, weasels and marmots, and traces of brown bears were spotted on the two sides of Mount Baldo. Mount Baldo was inhabited up to 1000 m altitude since the Mesolithic . The area of ​​Rivoli was the passage from the Alps to the Po valley, as evidenced by the discovery of three burials. During the Bronze Age villages were built on stilts and numerous objects have been found dating back to this period. The area was inhabited by the Reti and later by the Romans. Monte Baldo lends itself to excursions and many challenging sports, from mountain biking to trekking, paragliding and climbing.