The Adamello Park, in the Rhaetian Alps, comprises the entire Lombard slope of the Adamello massif, located in the north-eastern section of the Brescia district. It extends from Tonale to Crocedomini Passes; to the east the Park is bounded by the regional boundary between Lombardy and Trentino, to the west its boundary is just above the left shore of the Oglio, the fifth Italian river in length. The Adamello Park makes for a bridge linking the two adjacent parks: on the eastern edge is the Trentino Adamello-Brenta Park, on the northern edge the Stelvio Park, which in turn borders with the Swiss Engadina
National Park. So there is now in the heart of Europe a protected area of 250,000 hectares, the largest one in the Alps and one among the most fascinating. The Adamello massif, containing the largest glacier of Italy, presents a radial conformation, such that from the central glaciers of the highest plateau, ridges and mountain chains spread out, forming the Lombard sub-massifs of Baitone, Frisozzo and Blumone. Chestnut groves and a lush vegetation characterize the valley bottom up to an elevation of about 1,000 m., above which the broad-leaf woods leave room to the conifers
(mostly pine trees and larches). Above that unfolds the zone of dwarf shrubs, twisted and almost prostrate to the ground. At about 2,300 m. the alpine pastures are introduced, up to the limit of perennial snow, after which the only survivors are mosses, lichens and some frostresistant species. The fauna is typically alpine and in the last few years also the bear (Ursus arctos) has started to roam around the slopes of Adamello Park. It is crossed by numerous marked trails, among which we point out in particular the Path n. 1, a well-known route which crosses the park south-to-north, adding to the beauty of the natural phenomena some high historical and cultural values: in fact along the way you find trenches, walls, findings and handmade articles, evidence of the tragic occurrences of the White War. Besides the crossing of Pian di Neve (the Adamello glacier), coveted destination for expert mountaineers,
there are less demanding hikes suitable for the whole family, as well as some mule tracks that can be made on a mountain-bike or on amusin.