Alpe Vedèrna

Alpe Vederna
  • The meadows of Alpe Vedèrna, with its plateau at an altitude of 1,330 m called Pian Grant, have over the years been the main hay supply for Imèr’s stables.
  • Alpe Vedèrna is one of the few places in Italy governed according to a settling authority that follows the rules of the “maso chiuso”: the union of Consorzio Vederna, established in 1742. In fact, the Alpe belongs neither to the Municipality of Imer nor to private individuals; the 63 parcels defined along with the creation of the union are given to each member and their family members – on a rotating basis – for 10 years. According to the rules of the “maso chiuso”, only the first-born male can inherit a property in its entirety, which means that there is no way to divide the properties (land and farms) on Mount Vedèrna across the generations.
  • In addition to the Cross placed by the Alpini and the hut of Rifugio Vederna with the small church dedicated to Our Lady of the Snow (built in 1970), in the location of Saltón – renowned for the waterfall that descends vertically with a “jump” (Saltón = big jump) of 50 m – there are the remains of an Italian blockhouse from the Great War, while in Morósna one can observe – in almost perfect condition – the tunnels dug into the rock of an artillery post and the network of trenches located around the summit of Mount Colàz. The nature of the Alpe also offers several unique features, among which the Sguazi, a series of underground waterfalls that gush from the rock making a sheer drop of almost 200 m over the Schenèr Valley, deserve mention.