ITALY: Dolomites: Brenta Group
23 images Created 8 Oct 2013
The Brenta Group (Italian: Dolomiti di Brenta) is a subrange of the Rhaetian Alps in the Southern Limestone Alps, in Italy, Europe. Because they are the only dolomitic group west of river Adige, the Brenta Dolomites are sometimes called the Western Dolomites. From the ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio in the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol (South Tyrol) region of Italy, the Passo Groste lift takes you directly into the Brenta Dolomites to enjoy scenic mountain hiking trails. 200 million years ago, Triassic coral reefs fossilized into Dolomite. Collision of tectonic plates lifted the Dolomites within the Southern Limestone Alps. UNESCO honored the Dolomites as a natural World Heritage Site in 2009.