Edited by Ester Cason Angelini

Authors: Mauro Del Longo, Giovan Battista Pellegrini

With contributions by: Anna Angelini, Paolo Mietto, Alberto Scariot, Franco Viola

Category: Guide of system no. 1 of the UNESCO Dolomites

120 pages, with colour illustrations
Dimensions: 15 cm x 21 cm x 1 cm
ISBN: 987-88-86106-34-4

Following on the inclusion of the Dolomites in the UNESCO World Heritage list, the Angelini Foundation organized a series of courses on several of the new Dolomitic systems, which, while disjointed from each other from a spatial perspective, are composed of a collection of similar parts from landscape, geological, and natural history perspectives.
The present volume offers an overview of system no. 1: Pelmo-Croda da Lago, which is taken into consideration through notes on its geological, geomorphological, historical/anthropological, and cultural characteristics. The book describes two itineraries: The first, along the meridian fault line of the Pelmo massif, including a stop at the boulder under the Pelmetto on which one can observe fossilized dinosaur footprints, and at the Mandre de Sopelf; the second itinerary which moves toward the Mondevàl basin with a stop at the “highest” burial of a mesolithic hunter to be discovered in Europe, described by A. Angelini.

This volume was realized under the supervision of Dr. G.B. Pellegrini (University of Padua and member of the Scientific Committee of the Angelini Foundation), who is also responsible for the field course out of which the book emerged. The scientific rigour of this work guarantees adherence to Criteria no. 7 and 8 which underlie the UNESCO status of the site. After an introduction by F. Viola describing the significance of the UNESCO status of the Dolomites, Pellegrini presents a chapter on the form and evolution of the dolomitic landscape, while M. Del Longo delves into the geological history of the Dolomites, integrated in a section by P. Mietto on Karst and on the fossilized dinosaur footprints on Pelmetto. Also of note is a chapter on the richness of floral diversity by A. Scariot, and a chapter by E. Cason on knowledge, tradition, and tourist reception in the areas surrounding this mountain massif.