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The Association La Venta is a research group that organizes and runs various geographical exploration projects with particular attention to the underground world. Such projects are carried out using a multi-disciplinary approach, developing new ideas and using new research and dissemination strategies.
To achieve this goal, La Venta uses human resources and techniques acquired over twenty years of research carried out in extraordinary environments such as rain forests, depths of glaciers, remote mountains and endless underground labyrinths.


San Candido Outdoor Festival, how was

AcrobazieIt is finished the second edition of the Adventure Outdoor Festival in San Candido which featured the major Italian and foreign champions in a wide variety of outdoor disciplines, from climbing to running, from mountain biking to yoga, not to mention the Wind suites, sleg line etc...

In all this, La Venta has outstanding for the explorations and the incredible results of over 20 years winning over an hard enough audience in this beautiful town on the border with Austria.

Ready to start the expedition Dark Star 2014

Il muroStill up there in the high caves of Godja Gur Gur Atà, the legendary monoclonal of Baysun Tau.

From August 4 to 26 will be held yet another expedition in the region of Surkhandarya, in the south of Uzbekistan.

After the important expeditions Samarkand 1989 and 91, the collaboration between the Speleo Club Ekaterinburg and the Association La Venta resumed in 2011.

In recent years, important discoveries have been made in the cave Dark Star (entrance at 3450 mt), that in three expeditions reached 10 km of developpement and 850 ms of depth, in addition, in 2012, at more than two decades by the only exploration Italian - Russian we have returned at Ulugh Begh (entrance at 3650 mt) further revealing the immense potential of this remote cavity


Francesco Sauro Young Laureate for the 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise

Francesco Sauro, Young Laureate of the Rolex Awards for EnterpriseWith the Project on the Amazonian Tepui Cesco (Francesco Sauro)has obtained one of the highest awards in the world for exploration, the Rolex Award for Enterprise.

This award is assigned from 1976 by a jury composed by 8 different scientists from various countries to "Five visionaries who are changing the world." Until now, the candidates have been 30500 from 190 different countries and only 135 people have received it. These figures already explain the importance of this award. Only 8 Italians have won it, and it has not been assigned to an Italian since 1993, and on that occasion it was given to another La Venta member, Antonio De Vivo, with the Rio La Venta Project.