Natural Monuments

The true and authentic beauty in Lessinia is nature, and nature itself, over the centuries, has been able to create and forge unique and unrepeatable monuments from stone, sometimes with the help of man.

Thanks to the conservation intervention of the Lessinia Regional Natural Park, many of these wonders can be visited, visible, accessible.

Natural Monuments

The waterfalls of Molina

The Molina Waterfall Park is the perfect place for a walk surrounded by nature and the tranquillity of the woods and waterfalls, between vertiginous walls of rock and vast caves, located just a few minutes' walk from the beautiful medieval village of Molina, in the municipality of Fumane, western Lessinia. The standout feature of this area is the abundance of water, which gives rise to a series of waterfalls and lakes, tackling rocky overhangs and weaving its way through narrow, damp channels. But the landscape is just as impressive: woods and meadows interspersed at frequent intervals with streams and brooks that flow alongside rocky spurs. Before going down to the park, we recommend a visit to the small village of Molina, built entirely of Lessinia stone, and its mills, which are still operational today.

Lessinia's largest and most distinctive woods

The Forest of Folignani, located in the central-western part of Lessinia, and the Forest of Giazza, in the easternmost part, are two of the largest and most distinctive woods in Lessinia and are some of the best-loved when it comes to discovering the region's wildlife.

The Forest of Folignani, between the municipalities of Bosco Chiesanuova and Erbezzo, covers the slopes of the Vajo dell'Anguilla and is the area that has best preserved its natural features.

The Forest of Giazza, meanwhile, is the largest forest in the whole of Lessinia and is the result of reforestation carried out at the beginning of the 20th century, with the forest officially inaugurated on 10 August 1911. It is located in the northeastern tip of the province of Verona within the Lessinia Regional Natural Park and covers an area of around 4,705 acres, straddling the provinces of Verona (in the municipality of Selva di Progno), Trento and Vicenza.
Both are mainly characterised by large beech, silver fir and hop-hornbeam trees and are rich in biodiversity, with various animal and plant species, so much so that they are classified as Special Nature Reserves of the park and fall within the Special Area of Conservation IT 3210040 'Monti Lessini – Pasubio – Piccole Dolomiti Vicentine'.