You are here:



Monti Lessini

Undefinied sight
Monti Lessini Hiking in the Lessin mountains

Monte Lessini

Across the Lessin mountains

The Lessin mountains extend north from Verona from the Valpolicella region to the Alps and they already have a pretty alpine character. The mountains rise up around five valleys up to 1,700 metres and have been used as quarries by their inhabitants since ancient times. The famous red marble, which can be admired in many places in Verona, comes from the Lessin mountains. Besides the marble, the limestone is mined in the mountains and used for roofs, road courses and squares in the surrounding cities. The Lessin mountains offer visitors a beautiful scenic landscape. From massive natural monuments to densely wooded mountains, picturesque valleys and spectacular fossils and prehistoric relics – there’s a lot to see in the Lessin mountains.

Parco Naturale delle Cascate and the Museo Paleontologico e Preistorico

In the Parco Naturale delle Cascate near the village of Molina is a junction of three valleys, where a number of impressive waterfalls plunge into the depths. The beautiful landscape of the park can be explored on various marked trails. The small village of Sant’Anna d’Alfaedo is located to the north of Molina. It is the location of the Museo e Paleontologico Preistorico (Paleontology and Prehistoric Museum), which, among many other spectacular fossils, exhibits a 7-metre-long fossilised shark from the Tethys Sea as its main attraction.

Ponte di Veja natural monument

You will find a natural attraction of a very special kind to the south of Sant’Anna d’Alfaedo. A 50-metre-long and 30-metre-high giant rock arch, the Ponte di Veja. The gigantic arch spans the river and is a very impressive natural wonder which you must see if you are in the region. At the same time the Ponte di Veja formas the entrance to a cave where prehistoric findings were made. Because of its prehistoric importance the cave is not open to visitors. Back at the car park you can taste some traditional Venetian food in the local trattoria.

In the eastern foothills of the Lessin mountains, the small village of Camposilvano offers various attractions. Besides the Museo Geo-Paleontologico with its fossils and prehistoric discoveries, the Valle delle Sfingi is a visit worth. The beautiful valley north of the village fascinates its visitors with its unique mushroom-shaped karst monoliths which are scattered throughout the valley.

<- ->

Forgot your login details?
Not registered yet?

Register with ZAINOO for free!

Please indicate your e-mail address!

You are not logged in!

To log in, just click on the “Login” button, on the top right-hand side of the screen, and enter your ZAINOO login data.

Not registered yet? Then become a member of our travel community for free and get numerous benefits:

  • Save and modify your tours
  • Rate sights
  • Leave tips and comments
Register here
Zainoo Italien

How do I plan my journey?

Choose your destination/your attractions

Use the map, search or navigation function to choose your desired destination/attraction and click on the “Add to journey” button.

My journey

Finalise your itinerary

My journey

Click on the “My journey” button and put the sights into the desired order with drag-and-drop. Select any additional information, take a last look at your route and let’s go.

Take your personal itinerary with you

You’ve completed your itinerary – what’s next? Simply print, download, send it by e-mail or download an e-book for your mobile phone and you are ready for your next trip.


ZAINOO registered users can save their itineraries and extend or re-use them later at any time.

Register now!

Zainoo is and will remain free.

My journey

No personal destinations or attractions were added to your journey!

No idea how to do it? You will find exact instructions for your individual travel planning under the button „Plan a journey“.

Monti Lessini
The destination/sight was added to your journey!