Nature and mountain landscapes in the Stelvio National Park
The Stelvio National park, established in 1935, is the largest of the alpine arch covering 134.620 hectares of land and divided amongst 24 municipalities and 4 provinces (Trento, Bolzano, Brescia and Sondrio).
The part of the park that is in the Trentino region, extends into two side valleys: the Peio valley and the Rabbi valley.
Here, the presence of the Park has had an important role in maintaining the balance between man-nature. This was once a natural relationship that was passed down amongst rural culture: respect for the territory and its natural resources, a sense of responsibility that generations had towards their own origins and an inbred sense of modesty of the inhabitants of these valleys. Today, one of the main goals of the Park’s organization is to protect the territory (through monitoring, censuses, environmental and land recovery) and the other is to valorize and promote the Park through informed and respectful tourism.
The scenery offered by the Stelvio National Park is truly unique: majestic peaks, luxuriant forests, green mountain pastures, waterfalls, bubbly streams and shepherd’s huts on the mountainside that stand in complete harmony with the environment in which they were created.
The diverse landscape of this territory, characterized by its different altitudes, allows several ecosystems of diverse animal species to live together in the same territory and it is also the perfect home for a rich quantity of flora.
Stelvio National Park Consortium – Trentino Sector
Consorzio Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio - Settore Trentino
Via Roma, 65 - 38024 COGOLO DI PEIO (TN)
Tel. +39 0463 746121 - Fax +39 0463 746090
Rabbi’s Visitors Centre
Centro Visitatori di Rabbi
Località Rabbi Fonti - 38020 RABBI (TN)
Tel. e fax +39 0463 985190
Peio’s Visitors Centre
Centro Visitatori di Peio
Via Roma, 28 - 38024 COGOLO DI PEIO (TN)
Tel. e fax +39 0463 754186
Peio Wildlife Area
Area Faunistica di Peio
Località Peio Fonti - 38020 PEIO (TN)
Tel. +39 0463 753106