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.
- PESCI FOSSILI DAI MONTI FRIULANI – FOSSIL FISHES FROM THE FRIULIAN ALPSThe temporary exhibition PESCI FOSSILI DAI MONTI FRIULANI - FOSSIL FISHES FROM THE FRIULIAN ALPS (IN ITALIAN AND GERMAN LANGUAGE ONLY) opens on Friday 7th December 2018 in Udine, Palazzo Valvason Morpurgo.
- Be careful! Hiking is not recommended after the recent flood on the Eastern AlpsDue to the recent flood that devastated the Geopark area, many paths have been destroyed. Among these, also some of our geotrails. The italian alpine club volunteers are working to restore paths and woods but the situation is still so bad that we recommend not to plan hiking tours in the area for the next months. It is not safe! If you want to, please contact the local CAI section and get infos about the paths. Special thanks to all volunteers which are working hard for every mountain lover.
- The night of the falling stars
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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.