The territories belonging today to Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park have been settled since thousands of years, and still preserve precious evidences of the human presence.
Among the most important ones, several prehistoric archaeological sites, the mining center of Valle Imperina, boasting over half a millennium of history, the Carthusian monastery of Vedana, the little churches of the piedmont area, the ancient medieval hospices of Val Cordevole, military roads, shepherds’ huts, and all the so-called “minor” signs of the ancient life of man in the mountains.
The history of the Park is also and above all the history of the communities that have been living and working here for centuries in a difficult environment, with which they have been able to achieve a delicate balance.