Martello Valley in the Venosta Valley in the western part of South Tyrol
Experience the stunning nature and local culture
The Martello Valley is one of the most beautiful side valleys of the Venosta Valley. It extends from the ruins of Castel Montani at 950m above the sea level to the Cevedale glacier at 3,700m above the sea level.
A distinctive feature of this valley is the harmonious combination of natural elements and elements belonging to the cultural landscape, which was formed by humans over hundreds of years. Here you will find typical South Tyrolean farmhouses, green pastures, mountain forests, strawberry plantations up to a height of 1,700m above the sea level, fruit and vegetable farms and the mountain peaks of the Ortles Range covered in snow and ice.
The Stelvio National Park covers an area of 130,700 hectares in the middle of the Central Alps. It includes the whole Ortler Range and its side valleys. Here you will find a stunning flora and fauna in one of Europe’s largest protected areas.
Deer, chamois, roe deer, marmots, alpine rhododendrons, gentians, the edelweiss, silver thistles and many more: the Stelvio National Park is home to a variety of species. The visitor centre culturamartel is a modern folk museum which introduces visitors to the cultural landscape and the life of locals. Here you will find lots of information about the national park as well as guided tours and events.