The Martell Valley is one of the most beautiful side valleys of the the Venosta Valley. It extends from the ruins of Castel Montani at 950m above sea level to the Cevedale glacier at 3,700m above 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 sea level, fruit and vegetable farms and the mountain peaks of the Ortles Alps covered in snow and ice.
Stelvio National Park covers a surface of 130,700 hectares in the Central Alps. It includes the Ortles Range and its side valleys. During your time in the national park, a multifaceted flora and fauna awaits you in one of Europe’s largest protected areas.
Deer, chamois, roe deer, marmots, alpine rhododendrons, gentians, the edelweiss, silver thistles, and many more: the national park is home to a variety of plant and animal species. The visitor centre culturamartell 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.