The Stelvio National Park between the Italian regions of Trentino-Alto Adige and Lombardy is the largest nature park in the entire Alpine region, covering 134,620 hectares.
Image gallery: Stelvio National Park
As one of the oldest protected areas in Italy, the one on the Stelvio Pass was established already in 1935. The national park is located in the heart of the Central Alps and includes the entire Ortles-Cevedale massif and its side valleys. In Trentino it covers the Val di Rabbi and Val di Peio valleys, and also includes parts of three other Italian provinces: Bolzano, Sondrio and Brescia. In the unique surroundings of the Stelvio National Park you can find all alpine landscapes: glaciers and alpine pastures, mountain meadows and valley basins.
Therefore, here you will find wide forests, waterfalls, river courses, alpine pastures and many other enchanting spots. The protected area extends from an altitude of 650 m a.s.l. up to impressive 3,905 m a.s.l. and thus up to the mighty peak of "King Ortles". The high altitudes and morphological diversity here allow a wide variety of ecosystems and numerous animal species as well as a diverse flora to exist together.
The protected area - in Italian "Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio" - can be visited all year round and offers not only a spectacular landscape but also an interesting insight into the history and culture of the area. The old Venetian sawmills, the alpine pastures, the traditional cheese dairies and also the botanical themed trails and wildlife centres tell of this. The visitor centres, on the other hand, provide all the necessary and worthwhile information for a visit to the Stelvio National Park: there are four of them in the Trentino.
Surface: 1,346.2 km²
Altitude level: between 650 and 3,905 m a.s.l.
Territory: Val di Peio and Val di Rabbi valleys
Office of the Stelvio National Park in Trentino
Via Roma 65, Cogolo di Peio (TN)
phone: +39 0463 909770
Rabb Visitor Centre
Rabbi Fonti, Rabbi (TN)
phone: +39 0463 909774
Information Point Peio
Town hall square 4, Cogolo di Peio (TN)
phone: +39 0463 909773
Peio Wildlife Centre
Runcal, Peio Fonti (TN)
phone: +39 0463 909775