Dolomiti Lucane rise as "Giants from the sea": they are
characterized by high pinnacles which with their silhouette have
suggested fantastic names such as the royal eagle, the anvil, the great
mother, the little owl.
These mountains date back to 15 million years ago (Middle Miocene), the period in which the sandstones forming the current rocks originated at the bottom of the sea. The highest group is that of the Costa di S. Martino, the so-called "Piccole Dolomiti", since it reproduces the harshness and the features of the famous "Pule Trentine".