Monte Baldo Natural Park
Protected Area of Trentino rich in rare flowers and plants
A Green Flag Award site of Legambiente, the Monte Baldo Natural Park is the ideal destination in Trentino for a nature holiday with a wonderful view above Lake Garda.
One slope of the Monte Baldo Natural Park overlooks Lake Garda, while the other faces the Adige valley. Here you will find snow-capped peaks in winter, beautiful landscapes with extraordinary vistas above the surrounding valley in the summer, flowering meadows in spring and colorful beechwoods in autumn.
The park is characterized by rich biodiversity. Because of this, for centuries it has been the popular destination for scholars, naturalists, chemists and pharmacists. Already in 1500 it was known as “Hortus Italiae”, Garden of Italy, a place for gathering officinal herbs, study of their possible use in modern pharmacopoeia, research in the field of botany, geology and other natural sciences.
The biodiversity of the park is manifested in a rich variety of habitats and species of plants and animals. We have classified the following:
- 20 different habitats of community importance
- 1,655 species of plants
- 9 species of amphibians
- 8 species of reptiles
- 117 species of birds
- 42 Species of mammals.
Established in 2013, the park includes the territories belonging to 5 municipalities of Trentino: Brentonico, Mori, Avio, Ala, Nago Torbole and a range of protected areas located at an altitude that varies from a few hundred meters above sea level to altitudes above 2,000 m.
The park’s mission is to preserve the species specificity and to support traditional local activities, from animal husbandry to agriculture, for an economic development based on sustainability.