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Woods, grazings, brooks, fossils and much more on the veronese mountains.

Located mainly in the province of Verona and partially in the province of Vicenza, closed in the north by the deep and wild Ronchi Valley and the majestic Carega mountain group, bordered to the east by the Leogra Valley, to the south by the Adige river and the Veronese tableland and by Val Lagarina to the west, Lessinia is almost a unit in itself within the Veneto Region’s Alpine foothills. It is furrowed by numerous valleys which descend from high pastures and fan out towards Verona and the plain. Going from west to east, we come across the valleys of Fumane, Marano and Negrar (which together form the Valpolicella area, more widely known for its history than its geography) and then the valleys of Pantena, Squaranto, Mezzane, Illasi, Tramigna, Alpone, Chiampo and Agno. The high ground to the west is part of the Veneto Alpine foothills with peaks rising from 1,500 to 1,800 m., and the Carega group to the north-east (which exceeds 2,200 m). The central area, however, has an altitude of between 1,000 and 1,300 m. The territory’s boundaries lie mainly in the province of Verona with a lesser part in the provinces of Vicenza and Trento.

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