Solda- the jewel of the Alps in Venosta valley
Healthy air, crystal clear water, undisturbed nature, pure health, environmental protection and a sustainable life-style, Solda in Venosta valley is this and much more. The small village, often called the "jewel of the Alps", in South Tyrol at an altitude of 1,900 m a.s.l., with its some 350 inhabitants, is part of the Stelvio community and is a destination for visitors who want to regain their strength, regenerate their energy and find wellness in a natural way.
Solda, surrounded by the Ortles-Cevedale Mountain Group with its imposing peaks, which rise up as high as 3,905 m, is a symbol of the variety of natural beauty, such as blooming meadows, torrential streams and green forests. Absolutely unknown until 1800, the first visitors arrived here after the first assault on Ortles Mountain in 1804 by Joseph Pichler. Although its surroundings have changed dramatically since then, Solda has retained much of its natural charisma. It is no accident that its skiing area is often considered that with the least spoilt natural surroundings in the whole of Italy.
Since Solda lies in a hollow of the Stelvio Nature Park, its altitude is its best feature. This begins, for example, with the micro climate which persists in the area. The Eastern Alps, of which Ortles is the highest mountain, dominating the village, block the air currents from the Po valley and thus encouraging the flow of dry, pure air. These are ideal conditions for those who suffer from allergies, asthma and skin complaints.
Without a doubt Solda's water is worthy of mention. Poor in minerals, with a low calcium content and no added chlorine, Solda's water offer particular advantages for sufferers from neurodermatitis and inflammations of the skin. A simple shower works wonders and the skin becomes stronger, smoother and softer, since there are no additives to dry out or irritate it. Even coffee, tea and the juices prepared in the area taste more aromatic. Solda supplies the majority of its own energy requirements, by means of its own hydroelectric plant, which is fed solely by the Ortles. 93% of the buildings in Solda are coupled to the biomass district heating plant, an additional means of saving energy, which reduces pollution by fine dust particles to a minimum.
Walking, jogging, hiking and every type of sport are balm for one's health in and around Solda. Moreover, the region is rich in medicinal herbs, such as lady's mantle, arnica, juniper and eyebright, which are very commonly used in natural medicine.