Monte Baldo is a mountain range in the Italian Alps, located in the provinces of Trentino and Verona. Its ridge spans mainly northeast-southwest, and is bounded from south by the highland ending at Caprino Veronese, from west by Lake Garda, from north by the valley joining Rovereto to Nago-Torbole and, from east, the Val d’Adige.
The name derives from the German Wald (“forest”); it appears for the first time in a German map in 1163.
Mount Baldo stands between the River Adige and Lake Garda, in a strategic position that has made it both a keeper of geological and prehistoric findings of great interest, as well as witness to important events that have marked history and a natural oasis that is perfectly intact. Mount Baldo is a truly unique mountain. The influence of the lake climate on the altitude has made it possible for many different natural environments to co-exist, from the Mediterranean scrub to the pastures and rocks on the higher peaks. It is thanks to these particular features that Mount Baldo has earned the name of “Garden of Europe;” it is the true link between the Alps and the Mediterranean.
Mount Baldo is therefore the ideal place to observe or study many different animal and plant species that are now rare elsewhere. However, at the same time, it is perfect for hikers and enthusiasts who are able to appreciate and respect the enchanting nature of this area. The particular geographical position means that it is possible to enjoy extraordinary panoramic views – as if suspended between the sky and the earth – from a natural terrace that is easily reached by cable car.