The Stelvio National Park, the largest protected area throughout Italy with the highest Italian mountain pass, is found in the west of South Tyrol.
Image gallery: Stelvio National Park
The Stelvio National Park, currently one of 24 Italian national parks, covers the entire Ortles-Cevedale massif and borders the Swiss National Park in the northwest and the Adamello Nature Park (Lombardy) in the south. With 130,734 hectares it extends from the Val Venosta with the upper valleys of Solda and Trafoi to the Val Martello and the upper part of the Val d’Ultimo. Stretching from 900 to 3,905 metres above sea level, the nature park includes mountains and glaciers, rivers and valleys alike.
A rich number of rare animals and plants are found here. Floodplains, spruce forests, larch yew forest and Alpine grass alternate with rocks, mountain streams and lakes. Here you’ll see moss bells, mountain valerian, low-growing heath, Alpine rhaeticum, Alpine dandelion and hairy Alpine rose. The fauna includes e.g. ermine, Alpine ibex, marmot and chamois as well as many birds, such as oriole, hawfinch, colourful woodpecker, common crossbill, spotted nutcracker, black grouse and wallcreeper.
The hamlets and villages of the valleys fit harmoniously into this special natural scenery. Qualified guides will introduce you to the Stelvio National Park. Moreover, there are four information centres and an information point, where you can learn all about the local flora and fauna. Worth seeing!
Information Centre aquaprad: “Amongst The Fish (Journey Into A Strange World)”
Prato allo Stelvio
phone: +39 0473 618212
Opening hours: whole-year round Tuesday - Friday from 9.30 am - 12.30 pm and 2.30 - 6 pm, Saturdays, Sundays and feast days from 2.30 - 6 pm, Mondays closed
ticket from 6.00 Euros
Information Centre naturatrafoi: “Living on the edge”
phone: +39 0473 612031
WINTER: open from 27.12. to 31.03., Mon – Sat: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm – 6.00 pm
SUMMER: open from 2.05. to 31.10., Mon – Sat: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm – 6 pm, in July and August also Sun: 2.30 pm – 6 pm
Ticket from 3.00 Euro
Information Centre culturamartell: “In Martell, my valley” (rural culture)
phone: + 39 0473 745027
Opening times summer from May 02 to October 31, Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 12:30 am and from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Open on Sundays in July and August from 2:30 to 6:00 pm, ticket from 3.00 Euros
Information Centre lahnersäge: “Forest and wood”
St. Geltrude in Val d’Ultimo
phone: +39 0473 798123
Opening times winter from December 27 to March 31, Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 12:30 and from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Opening times summer from May 02 to October 31, Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 12:30 and from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Open on Sundays in July and August from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm., ticket from 3.00 Euros
Information point avimundus: “Flying like a bird”
Silandro pedestrian zone
phone: +39 0473 730156
Opening hours: from mid-May to mid-October Tuesday - Saturday from 09.30 am - 12.30 and from 2.30 pm - 6 pm, ticket from 1.00 Euro