The Molina Waterfall Park
From the shores of Lake Garda you can easily reach a wide choice of natural parks in order to live unique emotions in tune with nature. One of these parks is the Molina Waterfall Park.
Not far from the city of Verona and from the famous hills of Valpolicella, the Molina Waterfall Park is also close to the main touristic routes of our lake. It is an ideal place for a magic escape out in nature. Passing by Fumane, you arrive at the small medieval village of Molina, named after the presence of many mills (in Italian "mulini"), working thanks to the hydraulic force of the nearby springs. The village is situated in the middle of three valleys and it features ancient medieval stone houses, mills and greenery. A relaxing stroll in the narrow streets of this enchanting village is highly recommended, as well as a visit to the didactic "Malga", a typical high-mountain building for dairying milk, especially when you are with children.
Once you enter the Molina Waterfall Park, you will be faced with a spectacular nature.
It is a magnificent oasis covering over 80 thousands squared metres, where you can discover fantastic landscapes, nude rocks, caves, woods, watercourses and waterfalls, the main attractions of the park. You can pick among three itineraries, green, red and black, with different lengths and degrees of difficulty. The park features different attractions in harmony with the surroundings. Particularly impressive is the famous swing, hanging at 10 metres above the ground on the Cascata Nera (Black Waterfall), which allows to swing until touching its waters with the tip of your toes.
Along the itinerary you can find picnic areas where it is possible to get some rest out in nature. Furthermore, there is a kiosk selling sandwiches, drinks and snacks. The park is accessible to everyone, an ideal place also for less trained people thanks to the three different itineraries. Dogs are also allowed but they must be kept on a leash along the trails.
It is not allowed to enter the park with strollers. As for tickets, the full price is € 6, while reduced tickets cost € 4 (for children between 6 and 12 years). Some types of visitors could get a small discount; admittance is free for all children up to 5 years old and for visitors with disabilities.
The Molina Waterfall Park is open all year round; however, days and opening hours might change according to the season. In summer it is possible to enter everyday from 9 am to 7:30 pm (last admission at 5:30 pm) while in autumn you can have access from 10 am to 6 pm.
If the weather allows it, you can visit the park also during winter time, on Sunday and festive days. In any case, it is advisable to contact the park directly to check opening hours.
To get to Molina you need to exit the highway A22 at Verona Nord exit and then take the freeway to San Pietro in Cariano. From here you will find directions for the Molina Waterfalls. Otherwise you can get there via Affi, from where you proceed to Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella and San Pieto in Cariano where you will find directions to Fumane and Molina.