At the entrance to Venosta Valley, the high vertical distances of the surrounding mountains which rise abruptly and steeply into the sky, stand out. In addition to the Texelgruppe Nature Park and the Stelvio National Park
, the largest contiguous protected nature reserve area in Italy, some of the highest and most impressive mountain chains of the Alps can be found in the Venosta Valley.
Avid mountaineers and climbers will find countless trails for mountain tours and excursions up to the 3000m summits. Leading the way is the Ortler
mountain and the Gran Zebrù peak
, but also includes the Similaun where Ötzi, the Iceman, was discovered in the glacial ice.