Since the eighteenth century, the area that today belongs to the National Park of the Belluno Dolomites was a destination for visits and studies by some of the most important botanists of the time. Even today, the area preserves an extraordinary natural heritage, with a flora rich in rarities. The famous Codex Bellunensis, a precious figured herbarium from the early fifteenth century that describes the plants collected by scholars in the mountains that are now part of the park, is kept in the British Library in London.

A heritage of colors and scents that is renewed every year on the mountains overlooking Belluno and each year offer wonderful spectacles among the woods, the peaks and the waters of this corner of Veneto. From the red lily to the golden lily, from the mountain lily to the alpine poppy, from the red nigritella to the alpine buttercup, from the edelweiss to the squat, from the Moretti bellflower to the alpine cochlearia, from the silvery geranium to the iris of Monte Cengio, the flora of the park is a succession of botanical wonders.
I define myself as an ecologist rather than a botanist. I have always loved the natural sciences as a whole. But plants, with their surprising and exciting evolutionary dynamics, have always taught me something. Every day I learn from them. They are dynamic, they adapt to the environment with incredible strategies and, above all, contrary to what happens in human society, they implement a form of collaborative competition, aimed at the best use of available resources. All have a role, from the smallest species to the largest tree, and contribute to a better reality.

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