Stelvio National Park was founded in 1935.
It is Italy’s biggest park covering nearly 135.000 hectares
in the heart of the central Alps. These are dominated
by the Ortler-Cevedale chain where the Gran Zebru
has the highest peak reaching 3857m.
The park can be visited all year round.
In summer it is perfect also for family days out.
The Park and Alpine guides organise treks, hill walking,
visits to mountain refuges and photographic outings.
It is not always necessary though to be accompanied
by a professional guide.
The winter is a different matter!!
Snow can make outings dangerous so it is always advisable
to go accompanied by an expert. Alpine guides organise weekly
snow treks and alpine touring skiing in Stelvio National Park.
In every season we recommend that you bring your binoculars
and camera. The scenery is stunning with over 2000
different specimens of flowers, plants and trees to look at.
You will easily see different types of deer when you are
on a day out and with a trained eye you can see ibex,
golden eagles nests (which has become the National parks emblem) and the bearded vultures (recently re-introduced to the park).