At Villa Welsperg, the “House of the Park”, there is a library dedicated to Dino Buzzati who was an avid frequenter and patron of the mountains of Val Canali. It contains over 4,700 books, with a complete section dedicated to the writer.
There are also 30 specialised magazines focusing on the environment and gardening that can be browsed there.
There are various thematic sections that relate to the Fauna and Flora, Archaeology, Astronomy, Scientific papers, Ecology and Environmental Education; there are also texts relating to the Legal and regulatory framework of the Protected Areas but also a vast section dedicated to stories and legends and a section of children’s books with a naturalistic theme.
One can also browse a vast collection of publications concerning, in addition to the protected area, also the Alps and mountains in general, under the scientific, literary, anthropological and ethnographic aspects.
The library also contains the archives of the “Angelo Orsingher Donation”: photographs, books, manuscripts and cartographies that can be browsed and which have been collected in a life of historical research in San Martino di Castrozza. A significant collection of rare antique volumes, some in the original language and dated from 1862, including travel diaries of the British and German explorers and mountaineers in the Primiero Valley, the Dolomites and the Alps in general.
BibliobimbiWithin the library there is also a space, charming and friendly, dedicated exclusively to the little ones. Here you can find books dedicated to stories, legends and tales, and of course publications tied to nature. There are about 550 books present in this space, specifically for children and teens. The colourful furniture of this space has been created by the workers of the Park.
Book lending service
The Library allows its books to be borrowed. It is open all year round from 9:00 am to12:30 pm and from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
In summer the library is also open on Sundays and public holidays. tel.+39 0439-64854; e-mail:email@example.com Trentino Culture Portal Associazione Internazionale Dino Buzzati