You are in Home / Travel ideas / Nature and Wildlife / The Stelvio National Park

The Stelvio National Park

The Stelvio National Park was established in 1935 and its 134,620 hectares in the heart of the Central Alps, which include the entire Ortler-Cevedale mountain range, make it the largest Italian park.
It covers the four provinces of Trento, Bolzano, Brescia and Sondrioand offers a unique scenery of glaciers, waterfalls, glacial lakes and waterways, extensive woodlands, cultivated areas, mountain farms which are inhabited the whole year round, Alpine villages and distinctive villages.  Valle nel Parco dello Stelvio

The landscape 
The landscape of the national park is characterized by the presence of intact alpine areas and areas which have been cultivated for centuries. Here one may indeed meet lush forests, green mountain meadows, pastures and farms and examples of rural architecture, but also factories, sawmills and mills preserved all over the valleys. 

The landscape diversity ensures there are vast ecosystems rich in flora and fauna


The flora 
Nature lovers may find countless plant species in the park territory, even very rare ones such as the glacier buttercup that grows at over 3500 meters above the sea level or the soldanella pusilla (snowbell). Every area is covered by a varied and colourful flora. 


The fauna
All the areas of the park are inhabited by numerous specimens of alpine fauna.
There are herds of deer and roe deer in the dense woods, chamois can be spotted higher up, and alpine ibexes  in the valleys. Foxes, marmots, ermine and squirrels are also present. There are many species of birds, such as ravens, woodpeckers, grouses, owls and golden eagles.


Guided tours 
The so-called "park guides" accompany visitors throughout the year, even in winter, with accommodation facilities in the Park premises.
In addition to nature trails, botanical trails and wildlife areas you can also follow cultural and environmental itineraries that include visits to ancient buildings, museums and strongholds. 


The Park is bordered to the north by the Swiss Engadine National Park, to the south by the Adamello Regional Park of Lombardy, which, in turn, is connected to the nearby Adamello-Brenta in Trentino. To the east lies the Tessa Natural Park. 

Useful Information

Stelvio National Park 


Consorzio Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio - Trentino area
Via Roma, 65-38024 COGOLO OF PEIO (TN)
Tel. 0463 746121 - Fax 0463 746090


Visitor Centre in Rabbi
Location: Rabbi Fonti - 38020 RABBI (TN)
Tel and fax 0463 985190

Visitor Centre in Pejo
Via Roma, 28-38024 COGOLO OF PEIO (TN)
Tel and fax 0463 754186

Wildlife Area of Pejo
Location: Pejo Fonti - 38020 PEIO (TN)
Tel. 0463 743305