Dolomites: Unesco World Heritage
9 sites in the Dolomites are property of the World Heritage since 2009
For their beauty, their unique landscape and geological features, the Dolomites have been nominated UNESCO World Natural Heritage site.
In 2009 The "Pale Mountains" received one of the most prestigious awards in the world to confirm their universal significance for geological value and outstanding natural beauty. Trentino is home to 4 of the 9 sites which include: the Brenta Dolomites, the Latemar-Catinaccio, the Marmolada and the Pale di San Martino; mountains that indeed offer a diversity of sceneries unique in the world.
UNESCO has also awarded other areas in Trentino, such as the Alps Ledrensi and the Judicaria area, which were granted the status of Biosphere Reserve: an exemplary territory protected for the unique interaction between the local people and the natural environment, as identified by the UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme.
The Fiavé and Ledro pile-dwelling sites, together with other ancient settlements of stilt houses in the Alps, also earned a place in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage list.