Maso della Corona is located in Spiazzi of Maso, on the border between Caprino Veronese and Ferrara of Monte Baldo, in the province of Verona, in a groove carved into Mount Baldo.

At 954 meters above sea level, just 40 kilometers from the capital, Maso della Corona offers a chance to relax and enjoy the silence of the shows that nature offers in this charming place.  

 

MORPHOLOGY

Characterized by considerable geographical individuality, Mount Baldo is made up of a parallel ridge at Lake Garda that stretches for 40 km, between West Lake and Vallagarina east. To the south the ridge is bounded by the plain of Caprino and north from the valley Loppio. Mount Baldo reaches its maximum height of over 2,218 m in height Valdritta, and its minimum height of 65 m on Lake Garda.

The ridge is formed by a fold anticline with vergence towards the east. The ridge can be divided into three parts: the main anticline, which is the mountain range in the western sector; the syncline of Ferrara di Monte Baldo, with Maso Spiazzi and the Crown, that is, the central plateau, which maintains a height of about 1000 m; the minor anticline to the east, or the ridges that overlook the Adige Valley.  

 

GEOLOGY

The significant presence of limestone has encouraged many karst phenomena; they are visible in fact many monoliths, basins and above sinkholes, depressions that open to the deepest caves. They are also very visible on the rocks of parallel grooves, due to easy erosion of karst rocks by the water.

The "earth" is mostly sedimentary rocks, especially limestone and dolomite formed between the Triassic and the Oligocene in the Sea of ​​Tethys, that covered this area. You can also find sporadic outcrops of basalt and tuffites.  

 

CLIMATE

The climate varies depending on the location and altitude; Summer presents a climate closer to that subalpine - subalpine, while winter a climate more typically Alpine, with precipitation condensate in winter and spring that can reach 1,300 mm. The driest months are January and July.

Hare

Hare

Fox

Fox

Roe

Roe

Crow

Crow

Eagle owl

Eagle owl

Hoopoe

Hoopoe

VEGETATION

The vegetation surrounding the Maso Corona is characterized by forests of beech, linden, hornbeam and fir. There are also forests of larch and spruce, the mountain maple and above 1000 m there are many pastures and meadows, where the dominant grass is Bermuda grass, but they are also present grasses such as clover, the anemone, lily, dental and Scots scilla. There are also the coralloriza, honeysuckle, the honeysuckle.

 

FAUNA

There is a large variety of wildlife, due to the presence of man, however, the great variety is not supported by the amount of individuals for each species.

There are on the other hand a large variety and quantity of invertebrate animal species, some endemic like the pine beetle (Cychrus cilindrocollis), which can only be found on Mount Baldo and the Lombard Prealps. There is a well lepidotterofauna of 2085 registered species, more than 40% of all species classified in Italy.

The birds are quite numerous, and you can see species such as the golden eagle, the kestrel, the quail, the barn owl, the owl, the eagle owl, the sparrow hawk, raven, common swallow, the swift, the redstart, the house martin, the hoopoe, the goshawk, the woodpecker, the black woodpecker, the capercaillie, the chaffinch, great tits, robins, skylarks, the sordone, and many others.

The mammals are the roe deer, deer, chamois, foxes, martens, weasels, ermine, marmot, hare, hedgehogs, dormice, badgers, squirrels and various species of bats.

In 2007 he settled a young brown bear coming from the Adamello-Brenta Park in western Trentino; Tracks bear were sighted in several sites of both the eastern side is the western slope of Monte Baldo; the following year, the bear moved back into areas from which it had originated. Even in later years they distinguished themselves presences of other errant individuals coming increasingly from Trentino.

 

TOURISM

Under the heading tourism, in Spiazzi, within the territory of Ferrara di Monte Baldo, dug into the rock, there is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Crown, a pilgrimage site. Baldo has also developed a tourism based in particular summer about hiking, horseback riding, and on the preservation of the natural environment of the mountain. In the winter, the main activity is skiing.