From the point where the path curves towards the north-east, the itinerary leaves the massive, pale limestones of the Devonian and continues within the Hochwipfel Formation, made up here of outcrops of easily-flaking, dark shales and siltstones. These rocks were formed during the Lower Carboniferous, a period characterized by strong tectonic movements that led to sinking of some areas and the uplifting of others. Much of the material deposited by the rivers in this period was the result of the erosion of the emergent lands and subsequent submarine landslides. The Hochwipfel Formation is almost devoid of fossils, except for plant remains.
- The temporary exhibition “The Wonders of the Underworld – Ampezzo, 20th June 2020
- The Geological Museum in Ampezzo opens next Saturday
- The temporary exhibition “Fossil fish from the Friulian Alps” opens again
- Coronavirus Emergency – extraordinary closing
- Presentation conference – book “INSIDE THE CARNIC ALPS” – Udine, 25th June 2019