Piramidi di Zone Nature Reserve
The pyramids of Zone are one of the most enchanting expression of nature in this area.
Inaugurated in 1984, it is named after the particular shape that the deposit of glacial sand, boulders and pebbles has acquired over the centuries, turning into stretches of rock up to 30 meters high, with large boulders lying on top of them, serving as protective shields. To increase this protective action, a film consisting of insoluble clay, which is transported from the water along the sides of the structure, surrounds the pyramid of earth. The erosion process, generated by the atmospheric agents, is continuous and visible within a few tens of years. The Reserve stretches over an area of about 21 hectares, at an altitude of between 400 and 600 meters above sea level. Inside, there is a circular route of medium difficulty, not recommended for families with very young children and the elderly who are not accustomed to hiking. Some explanatory signs have been placed along the trail, which give information to visitors about the natural phenomenon of the earth pyramids and the characteristics of the territory that hosts them.
Near the entrance, it is worth visiting the church of Saint George, with the fresco outside of him slaying the dragon.
The reserve is always open to visitors all year round and access is free of charge.
Avoid periods of rain and snow that make the path rather dangerous and the hottest hours during summer days.
HOW TO GET:
From the centre of Marone, on the main road, head out in the direction of Zone
From Brescia, on the speed road 510 to Valle Camonica, head out in the direction of Colpiano and Zone