The Montello presents a complex karstic system testified to by the manifold quantities of dolines present and the formation of caves.
These cavities, prevalently on the northern side, were used as shelters or emplacements during the First World War and in some still today you can see fortification works. During the Middle Ages a cave was chosen as a place to live by the hermit St. Jerome.
There are over 60 natural caves that it is possible to visit as they communicate with the outside and are mostly accessible to man. They can be as long as 8 km, as in the case of the “Castel Soto Tera”, one of the biggest caves in the world.
The drainage system, typical of the karst environment, has given rise to resurgences like those present in the Tavaran Grando cave or in the Buoro di Ciano, the latter being easy to visit.
To be able to visit the caves it is necessary to contact experienced speleologists or nature guides with special equipment.
Iniziativa finanziata dal programma di Sviluppo Rurale per il veneto 2007 – 2013
Organismo responsabile dell'informazione: Provincia di Treviso
Autorità di gestione: Regione del Veneto – Piani e Programmi del Settore Primari