The stratigraphic sequence of the Garda lake region contains varied facies of marine Triassic to Lutetian rocks. The zone borders the Tridentine zone to the east and the Lombardian depression on the west. The lower Liassic is a thick shallow water facies decreasing in thickness and displaying deep water characteristics in the upper Liassic. The Cretaceous is a white limestone series that progressively becomes more terrigenous as it grades upward to the Eocene.

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