The name ‘Val di Sole', meaning ‘Sun Valley', was not given at random. Here, the sun really is the protagonist of days and seasons. The scenery is unbeatable. The backdrop is made up of mountains like the Ortles, the Cevedale, the Presanella, the Adamello and the Brenta Dolomites. From Mostizzolo to the Passo Tonale, you can find the best elements a mountainous landscape can offer: breathtaking summits which are laden with snow for skiing even in summer on the Presena glacier, as well as beautiful thick forests for walks. On the valley floor, you can find streams teeming with fish, castles, old settlements where time stands still, and churches. The routines, customs, traditions, and local gastronomy are from another time. Overhead, in the winter season, the tourist stations of Folgarida, Marilleva, Peio and Passo Tonale can offer high-quality comfort and perfectly snow-covered ski slopes to anyone who comes to visit. In summer, our mountains offer walks high overhead for experts or nature trails for those who wish to admire the flora and the fauna which populates the mountains. For a sport or relaxation holiday, Val di Sole is a must.
Val di Peio, beside the Val di Sole, is famous for its iron-laden mineral water springs, its thermal spa and for being a valley which is closed off by the Ortles-Cevedale mountain range. The surroundings are particularly evocative, with vast areas of extreme peaks, perennial glaciers, natural lakes and two large artificial areas for hydroelectric production: the Cáreser lake (2,603 m) and Pian Palù (1,800 m). Peio is an important tourist hub that, in the summer months, offers the possibility of going on excursions in the Stelvio National Park, and in the winter months, of practising alpine skiing, nordic skiing and ice-skating. Today Peio Fonti is a well-known spa resort, featuring several accommodation options, all situated in the close vicinity of the brand new spa centre and the ski lifts. All of these factors make Pejo Fonti the ideal place for those who wish to spend a holiday dedicated to wellbeing, relax and contact with nature and clean air. Furthermore, these mountains are also home to the First World War museum.
The Stelvio National Park is the largest historical park in Italy and, to this day, the vastest in the Alps. It was established in 1935 in order to protect the flora, the fauna and the beautiful landscape of the Ortles-Cevedale mountain range, as well as to promote the development of sustainable tourism in the valleys concerned. Thriving nature and pure, uncontaminated water are surely key elements of the protected area where the morphological variety of the habitat allows the coexistence of wide ecosystems. Glacial lakes and foaming mountain streams create the perfect habitat for the several species of animals and rare plants that live in the park. It is not a rare occasion when, walking along the park's paths, you stumble upon deers, chamois, marmots, foxes, ermines, squirrels, hares, badgers and weasels. And, when looking up towards the sky, you could catch a glimpse of many species of birds including white partridges, ravens, carrion crows, woodpeckers, grouse, buzzards, sparrow-hawks, owls, golden eagles and, thanks to a successful and invaluable reintroduction project, also bearded vultures. The rich flora of majestic conifers draws out the borders of the park's paths, with the protagonists being the monumental larches in the Seant valley which possess over two-thousand years of history.
From the North and South:
Val di Peio is 75 km from the Brennero A22 motorway.
Those coming from the South: take the exit for Trento Nord and follow the signs for Cles, Malè, Val di Pejo.
Those coming from the North: take the exit at San Michele all'Adige, turn right and come out onto the SS43 of the Valle di Non and then onto the SS42 of Tonale and follow the signs for Cles, Malè, Val di Pejo.
Those coming from the North-West (Milan-Turin) can reach Val di Sole by crossing the Tonale pass. In this case, take the A4 Milan-Venice motorway until Seriate, take the exit and follow the signs for the Passo Tonale. After passing, go down into the valley until you find the turn-off for Val di Peio.
Thanks to the Trento-Malè Electric Railway System, Val di Sole is linked to the train stations of Trento and Mezzocorona on the international Monaco-Rome line.
The closest train station is Mezzocorona. The station in Malè is linked to Val di Peio by a Pullman coach service.