The Nature


The Vanoi valley abounds in numerous spices of fauna, many quite rare due to isolation †and diversifies environment.

The most widespread animals are the ungulates such as red deer, reappeared again thanks to the reintroduction in the national park of Paneveggio and there are also roe deer and chamois.

The valley is home to minor predators such as foxes, stoats, pine martin and also the white hares, marmots, squirrels and other small rodents.

Alpine birds are well represented by tetraonidae, mountain pheasant, ptarmigan and hazel hens.

As to birds of prey, the magnificent golden eagle, kestrels, goshawks, sparrow hawks and nocturnal birds such as the eagle owl, tawny owl, small owl and the red capped. Noteworthy are the woodpeckers such as the great black woodpecker and the grey-headed Woodpecker similar to the green Woodpecker. There are also several passerines such as thrushes, warblers, chaffinches, blackbirds and alpine tree-creepers. Amphibians found here are newts, frogs, salamanders and reptiles like vipers, adders etc.




There is a great variety of flora.

In these magnificent conifer-dominated forests, you can find Norway spruce, beech, maple, ash and rowan trees.

The most famous flowers are the campanula, rhododendrons and plants traditionally used for medical purpose like gentians, arnica and thistle.

Berries are highly sought (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, bilberries) as well as the prized mushrooms whose collection is regulated by the Municipality of Canal San Bovo.




Forest and forestry

The Vanoi Valley forests, which are important economic and environmental resources, vary by climbing from the valley up to the mountains.