Important historical evidence of human presence in Valcamonica
Established in 2005, the Archaeological Park of Seradina-Bedolina was created to protect and preserve the rock engravings located near the municipality of Capo di Ponte, in the province of Brescia. The site is divided into five tour routes: orange, brown, green, blue and red, each one between 15 and 40 minutes.
The park contains numerous rock engravings dating back to the 4th-3rd and 1st millennium BC and is a fundamental testimony to the human presence in Valcamonica.
The subjects of these representations range from mere symbolic figures, such as the Camunian rose, to warriors and wild animals. A particularly valuable find is the so-called “Map of Bedolina”, a set of geometric elements interpreted as a symbolic illustration of the region. In addition to the archaeological remains, the area’s regular exposure to sunlight has fostered the formation of special microclimates and the growth of rare plants. All these elements were a contributing factor in the 2018 recognition of “Valle Camonica – Alto Sebino” as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.