It is located in the homonymous valley and with its over 160 square kilometers it is the largest municipality in Trentino.
This vastness derives from the unification of five pre-existing municipalities: Peio Paese, Celledizzo, Cogolo (chief town), Comasine and Celentino.
The locality, which is located at almost 1,200 meters above sea level at the foot of the Ortles – Cevedale group, is part of the territory included in Stelvio National Park and is famous for its sources of iron-rich waters, for its spas, but also for the splendid mountain landscapes it offers.
Spending a holiday in Peio therefore means choosing between multiple tourism possibilities: from the typically winter and ski tourism, to the naturalistic one, up to the more typical spa holiday.
The reputation as a spa town of Peio dates back to the sixteenth century. It was then that we realized the virtues of the waters that flow from the depths of the mountains, waters which, due to their wealth of carbon dioxide, iron and other minerals, are perfect for the treatment of gastritis, circulatory and joint disorders and for the respiratory system.
The spas now present in Peio allow you to follow hydroponic, mud therapy, bathing, inhalation and rehabilitation treatments.
Inside the structure there is also a wonderful wellness center, an auditorium where various shows are held and even those in perfect health cannot escape the curiosity of trying the spa treatments at least once.
The Sources are open all year round and you can take advantage of them whether you choose to take a winter or summer holiday.
During the winter the resort offers access to 16 kilometers of slopes that are reached thanks to six ski lifts, but in addition to alpine skiing it is also possible to practice it snowboard, the cross-country skiing, the alpine skiing, the ice skating and of course there is no shortage of paths to follow with snowshoes on your feet.
In summer, however, the activities that can be practiced are even greater. There are obviously trekking paths to explore this corner of the Stelvio Park.
You walk through woods and pastures admiring fascinating rock formations, alpine lakes, flora and fauna (protected). You can try your hand at archery, tennis, mountain biking, take long horseback rides and, for those in the mood for more adrenaline sports, you can try rafting along the streams of the valley.
Peio’s cultural offer is also rich. The area of the Valley and the surrounding mountains witnessed fierce fighting during the First World War and the White War Museum exhibits various weapons and relics found among the ice of the Adamello, while a small military cemetery welcomes the bodies of the Austrian soldiers who died here.
Just outside the town it is possible to admire the remains of the Barba di Fiori Fort, built at the beginning of the twentieth century by the Habsburgs to defend the Empire from attacks by the Italians. Also within the museums there are collections of agricultural and traditional tools that reconstruct what was the way of life of the inhabitants until the early twentieth century.
Among the things to do absolutely, you have to taste the typical dishes of the Trentino tradition, then ban on diets and green light to dumplings, strangolapreti and polenta with mushrooms or a side of meat.