Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites

In 1990, the Veneto regional government created the Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites on the historical, collective, and undivided property of the Regole.

The Veneto government has entrusted the Comunanza of the Regole d’Ampezzo with the management of the Park “because of the specificity of the ancient forms of management of the Ampezzo natural resources, that have been preserved and safeguarded for hundreds of years.”
Therefore, the creation of the park acknowledges also the positive effects of the collective management on the environment.

The protected area covers a surface of 11,200 hectares. To the north it borders on the Natural Park of Fanes-Senes-Braies, and together they form a protected area with homogeneous environmental characteristics, over a total surface of 37,000 hectares.

The area of the Park is homogeneous also in terms of land uses: there are neither human settlements nor sports facilities for alpine–skiing; but only areas intended for forestry and pastoral activities or areas devoted to total natural reserve.

The symbol of the Park is the Sempervivum dolomiticum, a small succulent plant with a star-shaped red flower which is found only in the Dolomites and can live many years in harsh climatic conditions.