THE VALLE DEI SEGNI
The Val Camonica is famous all over the world for its vast variety of rock carvings inserted in 1979 on the list of World Heritage – UNESCO. It represents a unique and striking site where man and environment have worked in unity since prehistoric times. Hence the name ‘VALLE DEI SEGNI’. The world Heritage site number 94 ‘ARTE RUPESTRE DELLA VAL CAMONICA’ runs along the entire valley, with 180 places spread between 24 local districts, and cover 12 thousand years of history. The archeological parks in the Val Camonica offer an exciting journey back in time: here it is possible to see and admire, hunters, warriors,and farmers, carts and ploughs, horses, oxen, deer, water fowl and dogs, cabins, huts and mediaeval towers.
NOT ONLY CARVINGS
Atart from the inestiamable archeological heritage, the beautiful churches with frescoes by some of the great renaissance artists, the numerous mediaeval villages and castles and some wonderful museums, the Val Camonica also signifies nature and sport, thanks to the district skiing organisations, the River Oglio cycle paths and the other numerous mountain bike trails all within this marvellous landscape, from glaciers to lakes, characterised by 55% of protected terrain, supervised by the ‘Rete Nature’ of the Val Camonica, and where the Stelvio National Park and the Adamello Park provide every opportunity for inspiring walks in the fresh air.