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Monte Grappa Biosphere Reserve

The area is defined in the West by the Brenta River, in the East by the Piave River, in the North by the Feltre slopes and in the South by the strip of the high plain.  The whole territory is split into mountainous areas, hilly areas and a plain. Its beautiful landscape forms a biological corridor connecting the Po Valley and the south-eastern Alps. Famed for traditional products such as bastardo di grappa and much sought-after cheeses. And a leader in environmental awareness and measures to mitigate air pollution.



Ecological Characteristics

Structurally, the Massif constitutes an extensive mountainous complex. The highest peaks are located in the south with heights up to 1,775 metres. Cima Grappa has a truncated pyramid shape with a quadrangular base due to tectonic plate movements.  

From a climatic point of view, the area is located in the exalpic climate district, characterised by high annual rainfall in spring and autumn.  

The average warmest temperature in 24.9 degrees in the summer months and 2.1 degrees in the winter. The mean annual precipitation recorded at an elevation of 100, metres is 3,227.6 




Socio-Economic Characteristics

The cultural significance of this area is a strong element of pre historic, pre-roman period. The 25 Municipalities participating in the candidature of the Monte Grappa Biosphere Reserve intend to reach synergy and sustainability targets defined by the international community.

It has a core aim of spreading environmental awareness not only for energy within an economic purpose but also to achieve depollution and air pollution mitigation measures.

Within the Biosphere Reserve there are several main tourist attractions including outdoor activities such as trekking, cycling, hang-gliding and climbing. There is also lots of historical cultural tourism, including art centres and historical museums such as Asola, Feltre and Bassano de Grappa.



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Last updated: June 2022