Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Pyramids of Segonzano

Flipping through a magazine, I once saw in Northern Italy there are these Earth Pyramids and thought that I absolutely needed to see this natural wonder. So once I told someone about them, as a result I got here. These weren't the Pyramids I remembered but I was very happy I saw these ones!
The Earth Pyramids of Segonzano are located (guess where) in Segonzano, in the Valle di Cembra Valley. The origins of these natural jewelries date back to the ice age. This is a rare geological phenomenon in the world and are now a tourist attraction. The Pyramids have a gold yellow color and rise together like organ pipes. These cone-shaped natural sculptures topped by a rock resemble giants with fancy hairstyles are called by locals omeni da terra (earth men).
As they hit the ground, drops of rain shift various small particles causing erosion which increases with the slope. However, the ground is not completely washed away because of the mixed composition of the earth. Fragments of various shapes and sizes and the numerous large masses left by the glaciers provide protection against the erosive action of the water.
In 1932 various experts put forward the theory, since discredited that the Pyramids already existed in the ground and that the water merely uncovered them.
There are 3 groups of pyramids and a few trails with rest stops and panoramic viewpoints.
If you plan to visit the Pyramids, my advice is to have hiking shoes, take some water and avoid the summer heat or the peak hours if possible since these are the hiking trails. You won't have to walk much but it will take 3 or 4 hours just to enjoy the beautiful and peaceful view.
















And after walking the whole path.. right on the top of the panoramic viewpoint, we found this awful prohibition sign: 
What would have you done? what I did ... or not ? :)
Safe travels ;)
Lucy

9 comments:

  1. Very cool! I had never heard of this place before!!

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  2. Very interesting. I would have gone beyond the warning signs too.

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  3. Hi,
    I have never heard of this place before... This is why i love reading travel blogs. always fining new places to go:)

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  4. Hi,
    I have never heard of this place before... This is why i love reading travel blogs. always fining new places to go:)

    www.couplertw.com

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  5. This is lovely, i'd never heard of these before but now I feel like they need an explore. And that picture of you with the light shining down is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks! ...and feel free to explore
      I also like very much that photo ;)

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  6. Haha, breaking the law! Excellent, never heard of this place but glad you found it :) The pyramids look so fragile, I'm surprised they've lasted so long! What's the nearest major city? I'll have to pencil it into my future plans!

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    1. yeah...breaking the law)) I wouldn't risk my life obviously it's not worth it...but I didn't see any danger...)
      Nearest major city is Trento. But the next day I found another beautiful place with more pyramids. I'll share the photos soon

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  7. Wow, these look strange! But interesting.

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