Geography course around Croda da Lago

System 1 of the Dolomites World Heritage Site (Pelmo – Croda da Lago) will be the focus of the interdisciplinary Geography course organised by the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation and the Giovanni Angelini Foundation for 5–7 July.

Visitors to the Dolomites

Like every year, teachers from schools of all categories and levels, Alpine Guides, CAI instructors and all professionals whose work involves transmitting the landscape, geological and anthropic value of the Dolomites World Heritage Site, will have the chance to learn more about various aspects of one of the nine Systems of the Dolomites. This edition will focus on System 1, which is extremely interesting from a geological, geomorphological and vegetation perspective, as well from an archaeological and ethno-anthropological point of view. “Visitors to the Dolomites. Traces, Footprints, Paths and Landscapes” is the title of this edition, which will begin on 5 July at the Vittorino Cazzetta Museum in Selva di Cadore (Belluno) with a day of study open to all (registration via the form available at The event will explore topics ranging from populations of the Dolomites in ancient times to modern tourism and move on to aspects of geology, vegetation in relation to the changes induced by the climate crisis, and fauna, looking at large predators in particular.

Walking at high altitude and on the valley floor

The following day, participants for the full three days, which as usual filled available places within the first few days after bookings opened, will follow a loop of Croda da Lago, reaching Casón de Formìn, the Palmieri mountain hut, Forcella Ambrizzola, Forcella de Formìn, Lastói de Formìn, before finally returning to Casón de Formìn. From Ru Curto to Forcella Ambrizzola the route will follow the Dolomites World Heritage Geotrail. The final day will be dedicated to an interesting walk along Val Fiorentina, with the chance to explore topics linked to history, architecture, management of meadows and pastures and the evolution of the landscape in the last century and possible future scenarios, visiting the ancient settlements that punctuate the valley.