Val di Sole, a land of borders
Val di Sole has an ancient history: Celts, Romans, Franks and Austro-Hungarian have all left traces of their passage in marvellous farmhouses, forts, churches, palaces and castles, many of which are open to visitors.
An important part of the history of Val di Sole was the First World War when on Mount Adamello, Italian and Austro-Hungarian troupes fought over peaks and glaciers in what was called the “White War”: the many museums dedicated to the conflict are home to numerous relics from the time.
History and tradition in the valley are still vibrant thanks to the commitment and work of artisans such as blacksmiths, carpenters and potters that make splendid characteristic products that recall the past. Love of tradition can also be enjoyed in typical food and wine from the area: salami, cheese, wine and fruit, all of which can be found in the markets in the valley.
- water centre stage: thermal centres and rafting are the main attractions
- more than 100 Alpine lakes that can be reached with the trekking paths
- the valley is part of the Adamello Brenta Natural Park and the Stelvio National Park
- a skiing paradise with slopes in Passo Tonale and Pejo 3000
- traces of ancient populations and the White War
Unspoilt nature high up in the mountains
Val di Sole is located in the north western part of Trentino and is crossed from West to East by the River Noce; the valley, considered one of the greenest in Trentino, covers an area of 610 km2 and has population of about 15.000 people.
The Val di Sole Ski Area is dominated by glaciers and majestic peaks such as Mount Adamello, Presanella and the Ortles Cevedale mountain range. Val di Sole includes the Adamello Brenta Natural Park which encompasses the Dolomites, a unique attraction which is recognised as a World Heritage Site and the Stelvio National Park, which protect many animal species such as red deer, chamois, hares, marmots, stoats, golden eagles and bearded vultures.
Water at the heart of sport and well-being
The entire valley is crossed by the River Noce, classified by the National Geographic Society as being one of the 10 best rivers in the world for rafting, a fun and thrilling sport that can be done by all that can be done in one of the many centres in the valley.
Vermigliana, Meledrio and Rabbies streams flow into the River Noce from lateral valleys that often form waterfalls.
Val di Sole has more than 100 Alpine lakes, some isolated and others closer together and the majority are surrounded by the Ortles Cevedale mountain range in Rabbi and Pejo valleys. This is the perfect place for walks and excursions surrounded by nature.
In Val di Sole water is also relaxation and well-being: the thermal centres in Pejo and Rabbi, known since ancient times for their therapeutic properties provide a perfect balance of health and beauty by combining the healing qualities of thermal springs with the fascination of the surrounding Alpine landscape.
Alongside the thermal centres there are also many modern beauty centres and health spas in the area.