The Oriented Nature Reserve of the Rock and the Sasso: a precious treasure trove of endemic species, an open-air museum that tells the landscape, nature and history of a unique territory. The pearl of the Rocca di Manerba, the unmistakable reference of Lake Garda’s profile, now has more support to remain faithful to its identity in the time to come.
An extra step that goes to the preservation, study and dissemination of a unique biodiversity, but represents above all a fundamental territorial resource for welcoming tourists alike of the most famous beauties of Italy. On the territory of the Local Park of over-municipal interest, the Natural Reserve of the Rocca and Sasso di Manerba del Garda is now integrated, a level of protection corresponding to that of famous and protected marine areas such as the Cinque Terre.
Restrictions on activities such as construction, hunting, motor vehicle traffic and actions that could affect flora, fauna and soil have been introduced to protect the ecosystem from human intervention. These obligations are aimed at the study and monitoring of endemic species, whose results will be disseminated to enrich scientific research and expand the knowledge of the environment of Lake Garda also in the field of didactics.
The botanical and faunistic heritage thus integrates with the continuation of the archaeological path, which witnesses the human presence since the Mesolithic, the Civic Archaeological Museum of Valtenesi and the remains of the medieval fortress which gives the name to this unique place.
A real place where, given the rush and the noise of everyday life, you can immerse yourself in a multiform nature and full of surprises: it is the Natural Reserve of the Rock and Sasso di Manerba del Garda.
In a relatively circumscribed space, it encloses a variety of truly unique plant species: plants belonging to different climates live together with the reassuring presence of the lake.
Take a walk in this park, walk through the trails that are restored and marked by clear signage, engaging in the scents and colors of an ever-changing environment in every season can become an unforgettable, almost fairy-tale experience.