Return to the “Cava Buscada”

Event ended


On 20 September, the Cava Buscada mountain hut in Val Zemola, in the Friulian Dolomites Natural Park, will be the meeting-point for a special event: a “geo-hike” to visit the quarry above the hut and explore the “Garden of the Ammonites”. To comply with COVID-19 regulations, a maximum number of 30 people can take part. The event is free, but you must book in advance, by writing to:

Four stories to tell

Dedicated work by the managers of the Cava Buscada mountain hut, Gianpietro and Roberta Corona, has helped to restore the old marble quarry: a business which involved the entire town of Erto between the 1950s and 1994. This is only the first of the stories you will hear on 20 September. The second story is about the region’s geological heritage, and will be told by experts from MUSE; while the third concerns the rare natural value of this area, narrated by guides from the Friulian Dolomites Natural Park. And then there is the fourth story: that of the managers themselves, whom the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation wanted to support at this difficult time, affected by COVID-19.

Getting together, finally

The Cava Buscada event will allow at least a partial return to the tradition of the “Incontri d’Alt(r)a Quota” (Other High Altitude Encounters), which the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation organises every year. These take place in mountain huts around the Dolomites, and bring together members of the public, managers, producers and experts, in a many-sided discourse about our World Heritage site. Last year, the event at Cava Buscada had to be cancelled due to bad weather. So, here’s an opportunity not to be missed, with the hope that our “Incontri d’Alt(r)a Quota” will be fully back to normal in the summer of 2021.