A deep and steep valley on the right bank of the Adige river encompasses the whole Burrone di Ravina (Ravina Gorge), also known as Val di Gola. Its environment is wild and almost inaccessible, with forests, shrublands, and Alpine prairies. The place is significant at national and province level because endangered animal species - important glacial relicts only to be found on the Alps - live and breed here. Vast and massive rocky areas characterise the landscape, with beech woods on the less steep slopes, and pioneer species (orno-ostrietum woods) in the lowest areas. On the rocky cliffs, sesleria and valuable chasmophytic plants grow on the ledges. Here, too, important birds of prey find shelter and nesting places: golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos), northern goshawks (Accipiter gentilis), sparrowhawks (Accipiter nisus) and black kites (Milvus migrans). Fairly numerous groups of chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) also live on the rocky ledges.