Parco Nazionale delle Incisioni Rupestri

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Parco Nazionale delle Incisioni Rupestri

Parco Nazionale delle Incisioni Rupestri
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The Naquane National Park of Rock Engravings in Capo di Ponte was the first park established in Camonica Valley in 1955. The area extends over 14 hectares of rock art land, a most important section belonging in Camonica Valley's World Heritage UNESCO site n. 94. In this park, in a magnificently wooded environment, one can admire as many as 104 engraved rocks, endowed with information panels, divided into 5 easy-to-walk routes for about 3 km. The entire tour of all paths takes at least 4 hours.
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Anonimo
Padenghe sul Garda, Italy195 contributions
Oct 2021
I suggest you to visit in the afternoon when the sun highlights the details and, if possible, ask for a local guide.
The guide will explain you the meanings of engravings, and show where find and see them .
This Unesco's site is very interesting but, in my opinion, could be looked after better: sometimes I could't see the engravings because covered by limestone/soil/musk/many leaves (obviously in winter leaves fall down all the day).
To reach some engraves, sometimes I had to walk on old wood stairs which need renovation.
Anycase the ancient engraves of Naquane's Park are very interesting and noteworthy.
Written 27 October 2021
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Ondina P
41 contributions
Jul 2019
Wonderful park, where you enjoy your walking and at the same time you discover step by step the magnificent rock drawings. It is very impressive since these drawings are original, and not just a reproduction like, for example, those in Montignac (France). in Capo di Ponte there is also an interesting museum. To come here, you drive in the Val Camonica, and the whole journey along the mountains and the Lake Iseo is a landscape of rare beauty.
Written 22 February 2020
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Ppoupore
Clyde, Texas707 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
We arrived at the park early this autumn morning to stillness among the turning chestnut tree leaves to discover beautiful exciting rock art from 12000 years of passing Alpine adventurers. The park and her paths are exquisite.
Written 12 October 2019
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monica
Venice, Italy22 contributions
Aug 2019
Naquane host the most important, beautiful and interesting cave engravings in the world. they date back to the V-VI millennium B.C. and they show lots of figures of armed men, animals, looms and buildings. Really impressive
Written 8 October 2019
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Sinus Pi
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Mar 2019 • Couples
While the sheer number of rock carvings on the site is quite exceptional, it's actually pretty hard to... find them. At most of the rocks there are signposts with closeups of the engravings and explaining their possible meanings, which makes for a great read in itself... But, as to where exactly the 10x10 centimeter image is located on a 10x10 meter rock, there is no indication at all. It doesn't help that most of the engravings are just roughenings of an otherwise rather smooth rock and are almost impossible to make out if not viewed under very specific lighting conditions.

The park's site indicates opening hours until 4:30 pm, but note that you're expected to vacate the premises at that time - a solid visit will take you way over an hour, so be prepared to arrive 1-2 h earlier.

The location can be easily reached from a small parking lot located at 46°01'47.8"N 10°21'00.9"E, but the way markers ("<-- engravings park" "engravings park -->") don't mention that the path right (south) is quite short (with a flight of stairs), while the path left (north) is a long, roundabout footpath, suitable for bicycles and maybe wheelchairs, but unnecessarily long for pedestrians.
Written 17 March 2019
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Charles S
Naples, Fl113 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Very interesting rock carvings, especially since they didn't have metal tools during this time in history. Great rock art. Worth the visit.
Written 2 October 2018
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Alec D
Seattle, WA2,743 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Wonderful ancient rock...a magical place that deserves a visit. Dating back some 8,000 years. There are over 250,000 images in the area. Worth multiple visits
Written 15 September 2018
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Debra P
21 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
A beautiful walk and very interesting history. Easy to follow signs or just explore as preferred. The views of the community and mountains are amazing.
Written 2 September 2018
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Alan R
Cambridge, UK1,264 contributions
Jun 2018
This is an extensive set of rock carvings dating mainly from the Iron Age with a little from the earlier Bronze Age. The rock art includes

Rock 1 1000 images, labyrinth, deer, donkey, palette (or razor), hunting scenes
Rock 73 dwelling
Rock 70 la cerrunos Celtic god
Rock 50 praying figures, warriors, man on horse, dog
Rock 35 running man, chamois, waterfowl
Rock 33 village
Rock 23 chariot
Written 29 June 2018
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Sara C
Uttaradit City, Thailand211 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
Naquane national park, in Camonica Valley, it's an exciting prehistoric site. Rock Engravings show images of the local community and their daily life. Deers, palafittes, weapons, and mysterious objects such as labyrinths, shovels, and.. A rocket? Incredible attraction for children and grown-ups. Ps free entrance for children age 0-18, or standard ticket 6 euro.
Written 11 April 2018
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