The Stelvio National Park
Untouched Nature On and Around King Ortles
With an area of over 130,000 ha, the Stelvio National Park is one of Italy and Europe’s biggest nature reserves. Its includes the majestic massif of Ortles-Cevedale and a wide range of Alpine climate zones and habitats at altitudes from 650 to 3,900 meters above sea level.
The Stelvio National Park’s diverse natural features - gently sloping valley sides and bubbling streams, rugged mountains, forests and sparse landscapes at icy heights – provide habitats for rare species of animals and plants. With some luck, hikers will discover eagles and Alpine ibex or Edelweiss and glacier buttercups.
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, aquaprad, culturamartell, and avimundus in Silandro/Schlanders