Questo sito o gli strumenti terzi da questo utilizzati si avvalgono di cookie necessari al funzionamento ed utili alle finalità illustrate nella cookie policy. Se vuoi saperne di più o negare il consenso a tutti o ad alcuni cookie, consulta la cookie policy. Chiudendo questo banner, scorrendo questa pagina, cliccando su un link o proseguendo la navigazione in altra maniera, acconsenti all'uso dei cookie.

Accetta

 

english

you are here: Home More About The Rosandra Valley

Stay

Visit a locality browsing the menu on the left. In each Italy area you can then choose the best touristical structures we are proposing.

Most viewed in Italy

  • La Culla degli Angeli Amalfi Coast

    As the smooth curves of a Mediterranean woman, who knows how to surprise and conquer, revealing, piece after piece, her wild and untamed nature, so the Amalfi coast hides inside its soul, delicate and virile at the same time, a sensuality that manifests...

  • Amalfi Coast Destination Shore Excursions

    The Amalfi Coast, suspended between sea and Sky, is a land of an amazing beauty. Our wish, having the pleasure to be your driver/guide, is to share with you the traditions, art, history, landscapes and the beauty that makes this land, " The Divine Amalfi...

  • Sunland Travel and Accommodation Amalfi Coast

    Sunland since 1979 is the leading tour operator for ground hanling services on Amalfi Coast, Cilento and Neapolitan Riviera. Sunland is the partner of some of the biggest tour operator world wide. Our attentive staff is at your service for: Hotel accomodation...

  • Amalfi Vacation Amalfi Coast

    Self-catering villas and apartments on the Amalfi Coast with pool, access to the sea and air conditioning. Amalfi Vacation owns and manages all the Amalfi Coast villas shown on the website. We are specialists in luxury villas and self-catering apartments...

  • Hotel Santa Caterina Amalfi

    Located on the famous AmalfiCoast drive, a few minutes from the famous town of Amalfi, the Santa Caterina enjoys a panoramic coastal setting of incomparable beauty. The history of this special resort is as impressive as its surroundings. In 1880, Giuseppe...

Print this page Send to a friend by e-mail

Share:
fb-like
g-plus

The Rosandra Valley

The Val Rosandra, a Regional Protected Area on the border with Slovenia is a deep limestone valley cut into the Carso rock, where woodland and vertical rock-faces meet scree-slopes, heaths and moorland.
Thanks to its unusual characteristics of form and geographical position, the area has been recognized as a geological site of worldwide importance and is still the subject of scientific study, as well as being popular with climbers, walkers and the pot-holing community.
The valley is crossed by the seasonal river of the same name, the Rosandra, which is the only example of surface water on the Triestine
Carso and is an important source for the life of local flora and fauna. Here can be seen a wide variety of birds, reptiles and amphibians, and animals such as hares, deer, foxes and dormice.
The river creates a spectacular waterfall of 30 metres in height, and at various points deep cracks in the rock-faces open out to enable us to explore an intriguing and complex underground world. Over a hundred such openings have been discovered, some of which were inhabited in the prehistoric past, and important archaeological finds have been made in the so-called Gallery Cave (Grotta delle Gallerie).
The two castellieri built on Monte Carso and San Michele date back to proto-historic times, while at the mouth of the valley can be seen remains of the Roman aqueduct which carried water to the ancient Tergeste and fed a fountain located in the present-day Piazza Cavour in the very heart of Trieste.
The main footpath through the area starts from the village of Botazzo where there are still the remains of several mills. From there walkers can climb to the memorial stone erected to the memory of the legendary Triestine mountaineer Emilio Comici, to the mountain peak of the heights of San Lorenzo with their panoramic view over valley, the sea and the western slope of Monte Carso.
As if suspended on the crest stands the picturesque chapel of Santa Maria in Siaris, a place of pilgrimage which has often been re-built.

Point of interest
The Visitors' Centre of the Protected Area of the Val Rosandra is housed in the village of Bagnoli della Rosandra-Boljunec, the gateway to the valley, and offers information and suggested footpaths to help visitors to learn more about this unique environment.
Because of the numerous differing characteristics of the area, there is an unusually wide range of bio-diversity with rare, precious species of both flora and fauna, for example plants such as the Moehringia di Tommasini and the Genista holopetala (scree-broom) and wildlife such as the fresh-water shrimp and several species of bat.

Choose language

italiano

english