Italy's National Parks

Stelvino
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Just the Facts
Location: North-central Italy
 
Nearest town:
Bormio, Sondrio
 
Favorite activities:
Hunting, fishing, skiing, climbing
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Embracing parts of the provinces of Lombardy, Bolzano, and Trento, the Stelvino takes in an unbroken section of the central Alps and is joined at the border to the similarly vast Swiss Engadina National Park. The high mountains abound in glaciers, ice fields, and snow caves, while the lower elevations of the park are host to bears, deer, foxes, marmots, badgers, and wheeling murders of imperial crows. Hunting is permitted in Stelvino, and visitors should be careful in fall, when the bullets are flying. At other times of the year the park is heavily visited, though safer, and the park's many ski lodges can be jammed in wintertime.The town of Bormio, where the park's headquarters are located, offers lodging and several good restaurants; camping is permitted throughout the park.

Embracing parts of the provinces of Lombardy, Bolzano, and Trento, the Stelvino takes in an unbroken section of the central Alps and is joined at the border to the similarly vast Swiss Engadina National Park.

The high mountains abound in glaciers, ice fields, and snow caves, while the lower elevations of the park are host to bears, deer, foxes, marmots, badgers, and wheeling murders of imperial crows. Hunting is permitted in Stelvino, and visitors should be careful in fall, when the bullets are flying. At other times of the year the park is heavily visited, though safer, and the park's many ski lodges can be jammed in wintertime.

The town of Bormio, where the park's headquarters are located, offers lodging and several good restaurants; camping is permitted throughout the park.


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