The Dolomites World Heritage Geotrail is a portal aiming to teach about the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and their geology and landscape. It does so by combining physical and virtual aspects all in one stop. The project was designed and developed by the Geological Heritage Network of the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation.
Important information! Firm footing, experience in the mountains, physical wellbeing and endurance are necessary requirements to take on this hiking trail. This website is not updated in real time: before getting on the trail, enquire about the trail conditions.
Institutional partners (alphabetic order)
Physics and Earth Sciences Department – University of Ferrara, Geosciences Department – University of Padua, MUSE – Science Museum Trento, Adamello Brenta Nature Park Geopark, Environmental Office – Province of Belluno, Geological Department of the Autonomous Province of Trento, Landscape, Territorial, and Strategic Planning of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Geological Department – Province of Veneto, Geology and Material Proof of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano – South Tyrol.
Pictures and illustrations
When not otherwise stated, all pictures (including 360° pictures) were taken by Matteo Visintainer. Part of the pictures were sourced from the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation’s archive. Other pictures will be duly credited: Vincenzo Baldan, Fabio Bristot, Fabiano Bruna, Peter Daldos – GEOPARC Bletterbach, Dolomiti Project, Franco Fiamoi, Luciano Gaudenzio, Ettore Menia, Corrado Morelli, Luigi Patuzzi, pixcube.it, Simone Pra, Guido Roghi, Carlo Albino Turra, Alfio Viganò, Mauro Zambotto
The geological sections on the Dolomites’ map were done by (alphabetical order): Marcello Caggiati, Franco Fiamoi, Piero Gianolla, Corrado Morelli, Alberto Riva, Alfio Viganò, Sara Zanolla
Cartographic data: ©OpenStreetMap Contributors
DEM: Tarquini S., Isola I., Favalli M., Battistini A. (2007) TINITALY, a digital elevation model of Italy with a 10 m-cell size (Version 1.0) [Data set]. Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV). https://doi.org/10.13127/TINITALY/1.0. Licence CC BY 4.0.
The choice of the locations’ names – of which different variants exist – was made based on existing maps, favouring technical provincial and regional maps, and trying to strike a balance between the local dialect and common usage.
Geological interpretations in the illustrations and 360° pictures
Alberto Carton, Dolomiti Project, Franco Fiamoi, Piero Gianolla, Corrado Morelli, Riccardo Tomasoni, Alfio Viganò, Sara Zanolla
Geological texts: Alberto Carton, Dolomiti Project, Franco Fiamoi, Piero Gianolla, Corrado Morelli, Riccardo Tomasoni, Alfio Viganò, Sara Zanolla
Other texts: Andrea Pasqualotto, Luigi Patuzzi, Alfio Viganò
Translations were carried out by the Bonetti e Peroni agency. Our thanks also go to Corrado Morelli and Alfio Viganò.
Marco Avanzini, Daniela Ferrari, Giangaspare Fucarino, Anna Galuppo, Laura Magnabosco, Volkmar Mair, Silvana Martin, Vajolet Masè, Gino Taufer
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