Bormio and its valleys are ideal for those who wish to experience the excitement of the mountains and enjoy nature throughout the year. It is an uncontaminated environment, immersed in the beauty of the Stelvio National Park, where can one find peace and tranquility, but can also experience great fascination and excitement.
Active holiday, relaxation and culture
For those who are looking for an active holiday, you have come to the right place. Bormio and its valleys are ideal for those who love outdoor activities, all year round. In winter, it is to master the snow, with skiing, in all its manifestations, snowshoeing, dog-sledding, ice climbing on waterfalls, ice-skating, and curling, just to mention some of the possible activities. In the summer, on the other hand, it is the season of hiking or biking, both on the road and in the mountains, and it is the time to enjoy the mountains with their myriad of colors and scents.
The lovers of relaxation will be pampered by the warm waters of the three spa resorts in the Alta Valtellina: Bagni Nuovi, Bagni Vecchi, and Bormio Terme. Bormio’s spas are for everybody, young and old alike, to enjoy the pleasure of immersing yourself in the thousand-year history of our natural hot springs.
Thanks to its strategic position in the center of the Alps, between northern and southern Europe, and the influence of different populations, the historic center of Bormio is a gem to discover among its streets, palaces, churches, and museums, and you can immerse yourself exploring what was for seven hundred years, a small alpine democracy.
The neighboring valleys are dotted with small churches and ancient farm houses, which are a valuable testimony of the rural past and ancient traditions. Conferences, exhibitions, concerts, and performances are just some of the events that make the la cultura bormina (the culture of Bormio) particularly lively.
The mood of Bormio is also about sitting at the table in the company of friends, in a typical restaurant, a rifugio (refuge, mountain hut), or a baita (shepherds hut), perhaps with a crackling fireplace. And certainly with the typical dishes of the Valtellina, a glass of wine or beer, a local bitter (to aid the digestion) and lots of good humor and cheer—this is the emotion of the mountains.