Socola is a village which is part of the Vadul-Rascov commune, Soldanesti district. Being located on the right bank of the Nistru river, the village is 9 km away from Soldanesti town and 100 km from Chisinau. The “Geological profile near Socola” Natural Monument is a state protected natural area. It stretches over an area of 10 hectares southwest of the village. The territory is crossed by a river, fed by several springs. Nearby there is a cave with cultural vestiges from the 10th century.