Lake Iseo – The pyramids of Zone

By Comemafalda • on March 1, 2009

If you happen to be in the area of Lake Iseo, I would definitely suggest you to visit the Pyramids of Zone Regional Natural Reserve in the area of Cislano ( ).

The panorama is unique and there are very few panoramas like this one. The access to this enchanted scenery reserve is situated in the new area just passed the neighbourhood of Cislano.

These pyramids represent a real nature masterpiece and are the result of a rare erosion phenomenon in partly cemented clay-gravel deposits, including big rocks of petrified sediments.

The rainwater rapidly washed away the clay matrix of the deposits from the mountain slopes thus isolating little by little the rocks which are left to protect the material below like umbrellas.

So, the gravel deposits that form the moraine give origin to the “pyramids”, earth pinnacles surmounted by rocks.

The pathway is long 1km and along the road you will find many information boards illustrating the formation of this phenomenon.

The reserve is always open and offers the possibility of tourist guides.

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Comments

By on March 6th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

I love Lake Iseo and have written a guide:
http://www.europealacarte.co.uk/italy/iseo

I agree that the Pyramids of Zone are a wonderful place to visit.

By Raymond on September 12th, 2013 at 7:44 am

@Kare

While its true cars are not allowed on Monte Isola, Vespa’s are quite common and the norm for transportation. A common oversight by many travel writers who have never been to the places they write about.

So while people may have some vision of a quiet, idyllic spot free of traffic, noise and fumes, quite the opposite is the case.

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