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La Venta
Associazione Culturale

 

President: Francesco Lo Mastro

Email: info@laventa.it
Press office: press@laventa.it
Administration: amministrazione@laventa.it
To contact Francesco Sauro: + 39 3883659282

Headquarters: Italy - Via Priamo Tron, 35/F - 31100 Treviso (TV)
Warehouse: Italy - Via Omobono Tenni, 1/G - 21010 Quinto di Treviso (TV)

 

Amministrative office: 02046 Magliano Sabina (RI)
Partita Iva/VAT: IT03233190267 - Tax code: 96173950583

 

 

Institutional Partners

Partners for video production


Supranational

Unesco
Unione Internationale de Spéléologie (UIS)

Europe
Centro Italiano Studi e Ricerche Archeologiche Precolombiane, Italia
Centro Studi e Ricerche Ligabue, Italia
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Padova, Italia
Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli (Cisp), Italia
Club Alpino Italiano, Italia
Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico (CNSAS), Italia
Società Meteorologica Italiana, Italia
Società Speleologica Italiana, Italia
Ente Nazionale Energie Alternative (Enea) Casaccia, Dip. Ambiente, Roma, Italia
Istituto Italiano di Speleologia, Bologna, Italia
Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli (Lipu), La Terza (TA), Italia
Ministero per gli Affari Esteri, Italia
Ministero per l'Università e la Ricerca Scientifica, Italia
Politecnico di Milano, Polo Reg. Lecco, Laboratorio Sensibilab, Italia
Università "La Sapienza", Dip. di Fisica, Roma, Italia
Università di Bari, Dip. Geomineralogico, Dip. di Medicina Interna e Immunologia, Italia
Università di Bologna, Dip. di Paleografia Medievistica, Dip. Scienze della Terra, Italia
Università di Firenze, Dip. Scienze della Terra, Italia
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Dip. Scienze della Terra, Italia
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Dip. di Paleobiologia e dell'Orto Botanico, Italia
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Dip. Grandi Strumenti, Italia
Università di Padova, Istituto di Antropologia Fisica, Italia
Università di Torino, Dip. Fisica Generale, Italia
Istituto per lo studio degli Ecosistemi (Ise) CNR, Firenze, Italia
Associazione per la tutela degli uccelli rapaci e loro ambiente (Altura), Italia
Estacion Experimental del Zaidin - CSIC, Granada, España
The Explorers' Club, España
Universidad de Almeria, Dep. de Hidrogeologia y Quimica Analitica, España
Eldgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich, Suisse
Rolex Awards for Enterprise, Geneve, Suisse
Tourismburo Zermatt, Suisse
British Broadcasting Corporation, United Kingdom
Società Didattica Scientifica Speleologica, Albania
Istituto Geografico di Tirana, Albania
Wild Flora & Fauna Found, Kavadarci, Makedonia
University of Bergen, Dept. of Earth Science, Norway

North America
Comisión Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, México
Comisión Nacional del Agua, México
Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (Conabio), México
Consejo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes de Chiapas (Coneculta), México
Desuvalle, Cuatro Ciénegas, Coahuila, México
Fundacion Vida para el Bosque (ViBo), Durango, México
Gobierno del Estado de Chiapas, México
Gobierno del Estado de Coahuila, México
Instituto Coahuilense de Ecología, Coahuila, México
Instituto de Historia Natural (Ihn), Chiapas, México
Instituto Desierto Chihuahuense, Pronatura Noreste A. C., México
Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Inah), México
Area de Protecciòn de Flora y Fauna, Cuatro Ciènegas, Coahuila, México
Reserva de la Biosfera de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán, Oaxaca, México
Fundación Tehuacán-Cuicatlán, Oaxaca, México
Secretaría de Ecología, Recursos Naturales y Pesca, Chiapas, México
Secretaría de Planeación y Desarrollo del Estado de Coahuila, México
Secretaria de Fomento Economico de Coahuila, México
Semarnap, Reserva Natural El Ocote, Chiapas, México
Semarnat (Secretaria del Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales), México
Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas (Unicach), Chiapas, México
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México (Unam), Instituto de Geologia, México
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México (Unam), Instituto de Ecología, México
Discovery Channel, USA
National Geographic Channel, USA
New Mexico Tech, Socorro, USA
New Mexico University, Dept. of Biology, Albuquerque, USA
New World Archaeological Foundation, Utah, USA

Central and South America
Administración de Parques Nacionales, Argentina
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Santa Cruz, Argentina
Gobierno del Estado de Santa Cruz, Argentina
Comision Defensa Hielos Continentales Patagonicos, Argentina
Base antártica Frey, Chile
Instituto Antártico Chileno (Inach), Chile
Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Chile
Universidad de Magallanes, Punta Arenas, Chile
Base antártica Artigas, Uruguay
Instituto Nacional de Parques (Inparques), Venezuela
Sociedad Venezolana de Espeleologia, Venezuela

Asia
University of Yangon, Dept. of Biology, Dept. of Geology, Myanmar
Ambasciata d'Italia in Myanmar
City of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines
Philippine Convention and Visitors' Corporation, Philippines
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Palawan, Philippines
Moscow Academy of Science, Institute of Geography, Russia
Antarctic base Bellingshausen, Russia
International Museum of Peace and Solidarity, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Institute of Archaeology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences (Mas)
Institute of Geography, Mongolian Academy of Sciences (Mas)

Who we are

The La Venta team organizes and runs various geographical-speleological and environmental exploration projects in remote areas with difficult access.
On the threshold of the third millennium talking about “geographical exploration” can sound rather inappropriate, especially in a world where human expansion and satellite communication have put the whole of nature under control.
This is not the case.
There is a lot yet to discover in the most remote parts of the earth's surface, an d even more below it, where Night Lands, almost undiscovered, still stretch out. Click to enlargeDissemination of the results from such research is the essential goal of each exploration. La Venta focuses its attention mainly on the quality of documentation, from general communication to scientific publication. This strategy has made it possible to write articles in major world journals and to appear several times on TV, both in Italy and abroad.
One of the main goals of the research projects carried out by the La Venta team is to strengthen the conservation of the areas where we work and to raise awareness of the people who live and work there.
Centuries of tragic experiences in geographical exploration has taught us that exploring is not enough in itself, if there is no understanding of what is being explored and of the ways to preserve it. For this reason geographical documentation is the main activity of our research projects, not only of the caves we explore, but also of their physical and cultural relationship with the environment.
Researchers of the La Venta team carry out their speleological work with an eye to geography, trying to understand the archaeology and history of the places they explore and analyzing their anthropological and physical aspects. Night Lands are crucial parts of an area in our research projects, they are the hidden face.
Excellent results obtained in explorations over the years have made La Venta a well-known and admired association all over the world. This was possible thanks to numerous publications and films made both autonomously and in cooperation with government bodies and cultural and scientific associations.

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Positions
From 1st January 2018 the new Executive Board of the Association is in office.
The President-elected is Francesco (Ciccio) Lo Mastro.

The other members are:

Tullio Bernabei
Gaetano Boldrini
Leonardo Colavita
Antonio (Tono) De Vivo
Giuseppe Giovine
Luca Imperio
Natalino Russo
Francesco Sauro

This Executive Board will be in office for the three-year period 2018-2020.
Members

Currently the Association is formed by:

Effective Members: Roberto Abiuso, Teresa Bellagamba, Tullio Bernabei, Gaetano Boldrini, Leonardo Colavita, Carla Corongiu, Vittorio Crobu, Antonio (Tono) De Vivo, Martino Frova, Luca Gandolfo, Giuseppe Giovine, Luca Imperio, Luca Massa, Francesco (Ciccio) Lo Mastro, Leonardo Piccini, Enzo Procopio, Alessio Romeo, Natalino Russo, Tommaso Santagata, Francesco Sauro, Giuseppe Savino.

Adherent Memebers: Giorgio Annichini, Daniela Barbieri, Alvise Belotti, Alessandro Beltrame, Norma Damiano, Riccardo De Luca, Ada De Matteo, Jo De Waele, Umberto Del Vecchio, Davide Domenici, Felice La Rocca, Massimo Liverani, Marco Mecchia, Fabio Negroni, Paolo Petrignani, Pier Paolo Porcu, Giovanni Rossi, Patrizio Rubcich, Antonella Santini, Ludovico Scortichini, Giuseppe Soldano, Giuseppe Spitaleri, Giacomo Strapazzon, Gianni Todini, Roberto Trevi, Marco Vattano.

Foreign Memebers: José Maria Calaforra, Alicia Davila, Fulvio Eccardi, Esteban Gonzalez, Elizabeth Gutiérrez F., Israel Huerta, Carlos Lazcano, Enrique Lipps, Jesus Lira, Mauricio Náfate L., Jorge Paz T.Monica Ponce, Argellia Tiburcio, Freddy Vergara, Kaleb Zárate Galvez.

Honorary Members: Raul Arias, Giuseppe Casagrande, Viviano Domenici, Adolfo Eraso Romero, Paolo Forti, Elvio Gaido, Amalia Gianolio, Italo Giulivo, Silvia Nora Menghi, Luca Mercalli, Ernesto Piana, Rosanna Rabajoli, Tim Stratford, Marco Topani, Carina Vandenberghe.

Supporting Members: Mattia Bernabei, Vito Buongiorno, Luca Bussolati, Marco Isaia, Gaetano Proietto, Francesco Spinelli, Antonio Trocino, Alessandro Uggeri, Diego Zanzi.

To the Memory Members: Giovanni Badino †, Paolino Cometti †, Francesco Dal Cin †, Edmund Hillary †, Adrian G. Hutton †, Lucas Ruiz †, Thomas Lee Whriting †.

Sponsor

Over the years the La Venta Association has been involved in various explorative expeditions in the most remote areas of the world. On each occasion we have teamed up with companies composed of high level experts. Without their support, their trust in us and in our project, we would have never been able to achieve such extraordinary results, acknowledged internationally both on a scientific and educational level.
We would like to thank all of them and all the new companies that will support us in the future.

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Team La Venta
Team La Venta

 

 

Ferrino
 Since 1870 Ferrino has been working side-by-side with hikers, sportspeople, scientists and researchers, inspired by a unique passion: investing in research, technology and innovation to produce high-quality safe and comfortable products, in full respect of nature.

 


scurion
Scurion is a Swiss brand leader in the field of individual led light equipment. The Scurion light systems are used wherever quality and reliability are needed. The sophisticated electronics and the high quality of the materials are in fact fundamental features in particular professional activities such as rescue teams, mines, video and photo shooting as well as extreme and outdoor sports.

 

Raumer
Raumer s.r.l. was established in 1992 by the owner Mr. Cesare Raumer.
His great love for Nature and for the Mountains, his “deep” passion for Caving ( that he’s been practicing for more than 34 years ), together with a very good knowledge of mechanical technology, have urged him to try this exciting activity.
Initially the offer was based on a few items, mainly simple anchorages for Mountaneering and Caving.
Nowadays a lot of anchor-makers, throughout the world, choose our products simply because they mean quality, reliability and security.
Our entire production is made within our factory and we strictly control the different stages of the various manufacturing processes. With extreme accuracy we check the range and the origin of the raw materials we have from serious, reliable and certified suppliers.


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Chelab is a lab leader in Italy in the field of testing and a major player in Europe.

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DEWALT. For over 80 years the brand DEWALT is the leader in the design, development and manufacture of industrial and professional power tools.


The delicacy, the serenity, the emotions that an herb has the potential to rais are at your fingertips in the Lessini Mountains (Verona, Italy). The main task of the herbalist’s shop and laboratory Erboristeria Sauro is that everybody can fell this power. Based on receipts from the family tradition, we work rough materials to extract hydroalcolic solutions, mother tinctures, capsules, liquors and derivates, without forgetting the respect for the environmental ecology. In this way we obtain products that in their simplicity, not only answer to a wide set of needs but moreover maintains live the traces and the perceptions of their ancient story.


Leaders in the satellite and terrestrial communications market for 20 years Intermatica S.p.A. was founded in 1997 as a National Telephone Operator, Manager and Service Provider of the best satellite communication systems and Partners of the main Italian and foreign Carriers. Intermatica is a member of the commissions for the specific interconnection and regulatory specifications of the Ministry of Economic Development - Dept. of Communications, of the NGN - New Generation Network at AGCOM and, since 2007, is part of the ITU - International Communications Union . Today the company has an experience and a know-how synonymous with quality and guarantee to Partners and Customers. The offices, the network of sales points and the proprietary infrastructures are entirely located throughout Italy. The attention to the customer experience and the satisfaction of the needs have always been the added value of Intermatica, a company in constant search for solutions and whose goal is to make the communications available and accessible everywhere and for everyone.


Elifriulia operates on the Italian market since 40 years. Founded in 1971 by Luigi Coloatto, a pilot who knew how to dose dream and initiative, it is still managed by family Coloatto, with the typical pride of those who feel they belong to something important. Core Business: sale rotorcraft, especially Robinson Helicopter of which is the concessionaire, and helicopter services such as: Public Passenger Transport, HEMS, Work Plane, Flying school.

 

SAE
S.A.E. srl is a leading company in Italy in the repair and sales of power tools, spare parts and professional accessories. Is also authorized service center for all brands of which is the retailer and, through their experience, is able to offer its customers the highest professionalism and expertise in this market.

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Hennessy is a Canadian leader in the project and construction of special hammocks with innovative design. In addition to accessories, the Hennesssy produces hammocks for extreme environments, tropical, winter, jungle and traditional camping, with patents in the United States, Canada and internationally.

Gtline
GT line A famous Italian company specialising in the production of technical tool cases which are particularly suitable for protecting fragile scientific, video and photo equipment. It provides over 80 models, divided into 19 series so as to meet the most various needs.

Electrolux
Electrolux  Global leader in the field of household appliances and professional tools. Winner of the European Commission’s Sustainable Energy Award for its environmental care and its constant work in trying to cut the energy consumption of factories, products and services.


Amphibious
Amphibious designs bags, backpacks, carriers and accessories for mobile phones, iPads, iPods, VHF radios, PDAs, cameras and more. All the products have the characteristic of being waterproof and watertight in order to preserve the contents from the attack of water, humidity, dust, sand and dirt. Amphibious products, resistant and versatile, find use in all sports, work and leisure activities (outdoor).


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Rocco Forte Verdura Golf e Spa Resort Sciacca belongs to the “Rocco Forte Hotels”, the largest operator of 5 stars hotels in Europe. All Rocco Forte Hotels are members of The Leading Hotels of the World.


Tiberino Specialty Food is a natural continuation of the journey, along 4 generations, of the Tiberino family. The best typical food from Puglia and South of Italy, the pasta to pasta sauces, from bagels with flavored oils to creams from pickled. A line of more than 150 Italian pasta dishes dehydrated and ready to be cooked in a pan without add other ingredients.

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