Bormio, at the bottom of Stelvio Pass
Bormio, at an altitude of 1200 m above sea level, is situated in a stupendous natural basin in the heart of the Italian Alps, within the Stelvio National Park, at the foot of the Stelvio and Gavia mountain passes. Thanks to its moderate altitude, Bormio allows enjoyable holiday during all seasons: from winter to summer, through autumn and spring. Bormio, in fact, has something to offer 12 months of the year.
Winter: skiing and snowshoe walking in the National Park
In winter, the ski slopes of Vallecetta are not to be missed, with the longest skiable descent in the alps: 1800 m drop in altitude from top to bottom. Try the Pista Stelvio, the ski run of the great champions, which has hosted the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup on many occasions. There are also many other ways to discover the Stelvio National Park, including ciaspole (snowshoes) and sci alpinismo (ski touring).
Trekking, mtb and road cycling on the grand climbs of the Giro d’Italia
During the other seasons, there are more than 600 km of trails to discover in the Stelvio National Park, which you can explore on foot or mountain bike… for those with a passion for road cycling, on the other hand, are the not-to-be-missed challenges of the toughest climbs of the Giro d’Italia: the Stelvio Pass, the Gavia Pass, and the Mortirolo.
Not only sport: Terme and relaxation 12 months of the year
Bormio, since ancient Roman times, has been noted for its natural thermal springs, relaxing and regenerating.
- Terme di Bormio
- Bagni Vecchi
- Bagni Nuovi
Culture and cuisine of the Valtellina
Bormio’s past can be relived strolling through the historic centre: let yourself be enchanted by the numerous churches, homesteads and rural houses, which recall the history of the Magnifica Terra, the “Magnificant Land”. If you are lucky, you may even chance upon one of the many centuries-old local traditions,such as the Pasquali parade of Easter Sunday.
To crown your vacation in the best possible way, do not forget to taste all the traditional dishes of the Valtellina: pizzoccheri, sciatt, bresaola, polenta, and local cheeses, to name a few, accompanied, of course, by a fine Valtellina wine or a glass of Stelvio beer. And to finish with, a local liquer, Braulio or Taneda, both made from mountain herbs according to traditional recipes.