The Transfrontier Geopark of the Carnic Alps
The Carnic Alps safeguard a heritage of outstanding importance: the full, faithful account of geological history of this local area over the past 450 million years. The Transfrontier Geopark of the Carnic Alps, with its itineraries, its pedagogical and informative initiatives, its visitor centres and museums, will enable you to discover a different way of exploring the mountain.
Paying a visit to the Transfrontier Geopark of the Carnic Alps means learning to interpret the local area, understanding its history, brushing aside all the clichés, observing the interaction between geological history and works carried out by human hands… discovering the pleasure of consciously benefitting from all this.
- The temporary exhibition “The Wonders of the Underworld – Ampezzo, 20th June 2020Saturday 20th June 2020 in Ampezzo opens the temporary exhibition The Wonders of the Underworld: a trip in the most significant Karst caves of Friuli. The exhibition has the same opening hours of the Geological Museum: every day 9.30-12.30/15-18 (Monday closed).
- The Geological Museum in Ampezzo opens next SaturdayThe Geological Museum in Ampezzo opens again next Saturday, 30th May, and Sunday 31st May, from 3 pm to 6 pm.
- The temporary exhibition “Fossil fish from the Friulian Alps” opens againAfter more than two months Palazzo Frisacco, in Tolmezzo, opens again. The palace hosted the temporary exhibition "Fossil fish from the friulian Alps" since the last 14. February. After the closure due to the Corona Virus emergency, the Palace will be opened again on the next Monday, 18. May 2020. The exhibition will go on until 19. July 2020.
Find your favorite activity
Visitor Centres and Museums
In the Geopark area you will find different interesting indoor exhibitions concerning geological issues:
Museums and permanent exhibitions, to get to know more about the extraordinary geological and palaeontological heritage of the area.
Visitor Centres devoted to the experimentation and sensoriality, in which it is possible to have in-depth knowledge of some of the topics characterising the local area, that will therefore be able to be observed during the course of guided or independent trips.
Infopoints to orient yourself inside the Geopark area and to discover events in the local area.