Parco Grotta Cascate del Varone: curiosities, useful information and where to sleep.
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- How the Varone Falls were formed
- Varone Waterfalls: Useful information, duration of the tour, prices, recommended clothing, where to sleep
- Curiosities about the Varone Waterfalls
- Varone Waterfalls (Video)
How the Varone Falls were formed
The Cascata del Varone cave is a real geological rarity and its history began thousands of years ago.
The great Garda glacier is disappearing and its slow retreat gave rise to the lower Sarco-Lago di Garda valley. This movement also flattened, albeit to a lesser extent, the secondary lateral valleys. Once the glacier disappeared, the torrential waters found the way cleared to drain and operate a more energetic erosion, thus falling from the Tenno-Ballino valley and flowing into the Riva basin below.
The "jump" of this waterfall took place further downstream than where it is today, about where the entrance to the Grotto is today. This happens because in the course of 20,000 years, the water rich in sand, pebbles and gravels, was eroding the rock of the wall itself (from which then there is the jump). The erosion continues today, proceeding at about 2mm per year.
The Grotta del Varone is a perfect example of how the waterfalls, constantly eroding, cause the waterfall to recede more and more.
To date, it goes for 55 m. in the lower part of the Grotto, while in the vicinity of the Upper Grotto, the Gorge reaches a depth of 73 m. The fall of the waterfall reaches a total of 98 m. tall.
Varone Waterfalls: Useful information, duration of the tour, prices, recommended clothing, where to sleep
Visit the Varone Waterfalls
The visit to the Varone waterfalls proceeds through several observation points from which you can observe some stupendous scenographies.
The first can be seen from below, through the Lower Grotto: from this point it is possible to observe the waterfall in the last stretch of its free fall.
The cave and the waterfall are located within a private natural park, which has been preserved intact over the years thanks to the splendid care and maintenance of color that have taken care of it over the years.
It is thanks to these interventions that today we can visit and walk in the caves by means of paths, bridges, balustrades and winding stairs and if this spectacle of nature is visible to all.
How long does the tour to the Varone waterfalls last?
The visit takes a minimum of 20 minutes to complete, however there is no time limit for the visit.
Cascate del Varone: Ticket prices
The cost per person is € 6, for families (2 adults and 2 children) € 22, € 26 if children are 3.
For groups of at least 20 people: € 4.50 (after purchasing a single cumulative ticket).
Cascate del Varone: How to dress?
If you visit the Varone waterfalls, it is advisable to tackle the route wearing comfortable shoes, a sweater and a raincoat, if desired, even an umbrella.
Cascate del Varone: Where to sleep?
Within our portal you will find various structures ready to welcome you for your stay in Trentino Alto Adige near Lake Tenno and the Varone Waterfalls.
Scroll to the bottom of the article to discover the structures.
Curiosities about the Varone Waterfalls
The official opening
The waterfalls were inaugurated on June 20, 1874, with a ceremony in the presence of an exceptional godfather: Prince Nicholas of Montenegro, who was on holiday on Lake Garda at that time. It was a great event: all the authorities naturally participated in it, starting with the then podestà Vincenzo Colò, and it was experienced by all the citizens as a great celebration and remembered for a long time. Since then the Cascata del Varone became an unmissable visit on the occasion of every official event, where guests on duty were accompanied to visit its peculiarities and beauties.
The waterfall was an inspiration and a source of admiration for many artists and writers: Prince Umberto II, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Emperor Francesco Giuseppe, Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann and a series of writers and poets more or less famous, are just some of the names that honored the waterfall with their visit.
For more information on prices, times and days of visits: waterfall-varone.com
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