Pale di San Martino
The spectacular Pale di San Martino cpeaks surround you throughout the walk. A visit to the Park must begin at the Visitor Center, the Park House, that is Villa Welsperg, at the beginning of Val Canali, following the road from Fiera di Primiero up to Passo Cereda and then taking a detour to the left and up the stream. The small Welsperg Lake is charming and embellished with rushes and orchid species - an ideal habitat for aquatic invertebrates. Other must-see visitor centers include Paneveggio, which tells how the resonance wood for the famous Stradivari violins was extracted from the large spruce forest, and the San Martino di Castrozza Center. There is no shortage of ethnographic and thematic trails, such as the Muse Fedaie, dedicated to biodiversity.
The Park in autumn: the deer's roaring
At Paneveggio a large enclosure protects a group of deer, which can be admired from a distance. The deer is one of the park's symbolic animals. Its profile is also featured in the park's logo. In early autumn, a truly extraordinary experience can be had: wildlife experts at Paneveggio take visitors on guided nighttime hikes to listen to the roaring of the deer, - their love call. To avoid disturbing these incredible animals, special thermal imaging cameras are used to observe them even in the deepest darkness of the forest.
Visits to listen to the deer's roaring often include dinners and snacks to acquaint oneself with the naturalistic themes being explored. What better opportunity to taste alpine cheeses and all the local specialties.
Enjoying cheeses surrounded by nature means capturing all the naturalness and simplicity of the ingredients: just milk, rennet and salt. Plus, of course, the art of cheesemaking.