Gola Valley (Local Nature Reserve)
- Municipality: Trento
- Hectares: 211
The Gola Valley, also called Ravine ravine, is located in a deep valley on the right bank of the Adige and it presents a wild, almost inaccessible environment with forests, shrubs and alpine meadows. The site is of national and provincial importance because of its endangered species and important glacial reptiles that can exclusively be found in the Alps. The landscape presents wide majestic rocky areas that in less steep beech forests and in lower areas are interrupted by forests with pioneer characteristics. Blue moor-grass and prestigious chasmophytic underbrush vegetation can be found in rocky crags. Here important raptors, like the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), the northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), the Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) and the black kite (Milvus migrans), find shelter and a place where they can build their nest. On the rocky ledges, within the Ungulates, there are big groups of chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra).