The Stelvio National Park covers an area of 134,620 hectares which includes the Ortles-Cevedale mountain chain and its lateral valleys.
It is located in the heart of the Alps and is one of Europe's largest protected areas.
The idea to preserve this huge territory dates back to the early twentieth century and became law in 1935.
In the beginning only 96,000 acres were put under protection while later, in 1977, the park was expanded and reached the current scale.
All possible alpine landscapes are visible in Stelvio National Park: glaciers, meadows, woods, cultivated areas, villages and towns that perfectly coexist in the same, single territory.
Flora and fauna are largely maintained due to the inclination of the territory and the morphological varieties of the area; the same conformation of the territory has also permitted glacial lakes and torrents to give their particular mark to Stelvio National Park.
INFO: Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio - www.stelviopark.it