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.

News and events

  • Geology under the stars
    An event dedicated to geology and astronomy. This year special attention is dedicated to the research in Antarctica, with stories, images, people and materials from the National Museum of Antarctica (Trieste). In Antarctica many meteorites are found conserved in ice. Rocks coming from the universe fallen on Earth. Universe can be seen thanks to the telescope during the evening, as soon as the dark comes. The suggestive village of Illegio lies in a valley that originated as a consequence of the last glaciations. Ice is an important element here too… Many attractions for children and adults in the wonderful village of Illegio wait for you on 22nd July 2018! The event will be in Italian. Activities are free and will take place also in case of rain.
    The exhibition about the biggest fossil reef in Europe, the Mount Coglians/Hohe Warte, opens in Tolmezzo. Geologists Giuseppe Muscio and Carlo Corradini will present the temporary exhibition, that is one of the action of the Interreg I-A Project GeiTrAC, whose main aim is the creation of a cross-border Geopark in the Carnic Alps. The exhibition will be open from 10 June to 5 August. Free entrance Opening hours: every day 10.00-12.30/15.30-19.00 closed on Tuesdays.
  • Attività didattiche 2017 – 2018
    Riprendono le attività didattiche proposte dalla Rete Museale CarniaMusei per le scuole dell’Infanzia, Primarie e Secondarie di I Grado. Le brochure con le proposte didattiche sono diversificate per ordine di scuola e scaricabili dal sito:


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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.


Members of GeoTrAC Project