The idea of ​​establishing a nature reserve in the western part of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia was born in 1973 with the document “First Proposals for the establishment of a Park in Alta Valcellina”. Five years later was drafted the Regional Urban Plan which identified the regional areas to be protected and within it was also included this territory field. Finally in 1996, the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia establishes the “Regional Natural Park of the Friulian Dolomites”.

The park has as its general objective the preservation of the peculiarities of the area by improving the natural environment and its resources, but also to pursue a compatible development also proposing alternative models, promoting the naturalistic culture through educational activities and information and setting up research and monitoring activities on the territory.

The area of the Natural Park of the Friulian Dolomites concerns inhabited environments, although the presence of man and its work has left significant traces. In fact in different areas of the park we can find many structures (furnaces) for the manufacturing of lime.

There is a wealth of fauna in the Park. It is easy to come across chamois, roe deer, marmots, wood grouse, black grouse, deer and even golden eagles, and the population of Alpine ibex is growing all the time.

The flora is also very varied: as well as the many species typical of the temperate climate, like edelweiss, endemic flowers such as “Lady’s slipper” also flourish.

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Discover the Parkland’s Visitor Centres

Visitors Center of Forni di Sotto

Visitors Center of Forni di Sopra

Visitors Center of Tramonti di Sopra

Visitors Center of Poffabro

Visitors Center of the Nature Reserve of the Cellina Gorge and Barcis

Visitors Center of Erto and Casso

Visitors Center of Claut

Visitors Center of Cimolais

Visitors Center of Andreis