The Stelvio National Park
is the largest protected area in Italy and the second-largest nature reserve in size in the Alpine region. With its characteristic glaciers and rocky outcrops, 40% of the surface area of the park is located in South Tyrol, enclosing the entire Ortles Mountain Group within its boundaries together with some of the highest peaks in the region.
, there are eight other municipal districts falling under the jurisdiction of the Stelvio National Park in South Tyrol, including Stelvio Prato, Silandro and Ultimo, spaced around the highest mountain in the region. The King Ortler, as the locals call it, rises to 3,905m and is the highest point in the Stelvio National Park.
The head office of the Stelvio National Park administration is located in Glorenza/Glurns. There are also four more national park houses in Venosta Valley, which focus on specific aspects of this sensitive local ecosystem: naturatrafoi
, and avimundus