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Museums open in Bormio


Get a full cultural experience in Alta Valtellina! Discover the museums open in Bormio.

If you are planning a visit in Alta Valtellina, you should add to your To-Do list a visit to the local museums.

Discover the most important historical, artistic and traditional local proofs. And don’t forget that culture in Bormio is always family oriented: guided visits, educational workshops and special activities for children.

It was built in 1962 and became civic in 1967. The Civic Museum of Bormio is organized in 14 rooms, it manages a collection of 3,000 pieces divided into two sections: the historic-artistic section preserves important works and objects coming from churches and buildings of Bormio and the ethnography section is provided with tools and furniture of the textile, agricultural, dairy, carpentry, livestock and transport activity.

The museum manages the neighbouring medieval Church of S. Spirito as well.

museums open in bormio

  • 25 Buon Consiglio Street at Palazzo de Simoni
  • From September 16 open on Tuesday ,Thursday and Saturday from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

For further information: tel. 0342 912216

The mineralogical section offers an interesting collection of stone’s fragments and cristals collected in the mountains of Valtellina from the founder and owner of the museum, the naturalist Edy Romani.

In the zoology section, models represent the life and habits of the alpine fauna. It preserves a rich and precious collection of cristals and fossils of Valtellina.

  • 2 Monte Ortigara Street, Bormio
  • Open everyday from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

For further information: tel. 0342 927285

On top of the Stelvio Pass at an altitude of 2,758 metres, it is possible to visit the historic museum “Carlo Donegani” which allows to discover the history of the highest second Pass of Europe.

The exhibition is divided into three sections: the blue section dedicated to the Great War on the Stelvio Pass, the red section which recalls the big events (mainly sportive events) happened at SS38 road and lastly the green section that rebuilds the history of the Stelvio road, which is a masterpiece of the engineer Carlo Donegani, in the beginning of XIX century.

  • Stelvio Pass Road
  • From opening to closing of the Stelvio Pass road: on Monday, Wednesday  from 09:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and Saturday  from 09:00 am to 12:00 pm

For further information: tel. +41 34 290 45 34

The Alpino Rezia Botanical Garden was launched in 1982 in Bormio in order to collect and arrange alpine flora species present in the Stelvio National Park.

Floral species are more than 2,000 and they are submurged in their natural habitat. In the Botanical Garden it’s possible to observe botanic alpine species from other regions, for instance: from our Alps to Andean and Himalayan chains.

  • Giacinto Sertorelli Street, Bormio
  • Open everyday until September 30 from 08:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 2:00 am to 6:00 pm

Guided visits

With advanced booking you can benefit from a guide for the visit to the Garden.
Not to be missed the educational activities for children.

For further information: tel. 0342 900855

The Museum of Valfurva Valley “Mario Testorelli” is located in S. Antonio Valfurva. The building was built at the end of 1800 to host the school and town hall.

The museum was established in 1979 thanks to Mario Testorelli (1926-2002) who used to collect ethnographic local evidences. The museum is a rich heritage that provides evidences of the history, culture and traditions of Valfurva.


  • Adults € 3.00
  • Youths from 7 to 17 years  € 2.00
  • Children up to 6 years old: free

  • Forba Square 1, Valfurva
  • From September Closed. Possibility to open with at least 10 person.

For further information: tel. 348 3941831 – 3382220297

The Oga Fort is located at an altitude of 1,730 meters, in an area called Dossaccio.

It was built between 1908 and 1914 to protect the main alpine valleys to prevent from a possible conflict with Austria and/or a likely enemy crossing from the close Switzerland.

The entrance to the Fort is characterized by a stone bridge which allows to cross a peat bog and takes to the natural reserve of Paluaccio, established in 1983.

  • From September 16 to November 1: open on Saturday and Sunday  from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For further information: tel. 0342 950166

The Natural Reserve Paluaccio in Oga, is a peat bog, one of the fewest left in Italy.

Created in 1983 the peat bog dates back to 13,000 years ago and covers a land of 30 hectares. Inside it still preserves still a variety of environments of natural interest, for instance the Drosea Rotundifolia, which is a carnivorous plant.

During summer educational activities for adults and children are organized in the reserve.

In the old times the iron and steel industry, with agriculture, livestock and trade were the main rich sources of Bormio.

The Corneliani’s Forge in Valdidentro played an important role as it was the last installation built in Alta Valtellina for the melting of minerals.

  • 22 Ai Forni Street, Valdidentro
  • Guided free visit available asking to the Tourism Office

For further information: tel. 0342 985331 – email: [email protected]

The Stelvio National Park, one of the largest park of Italy, covers the central Alps, glaciers and rivers which come from Ortles-Cevedale.

The landscape of the park is composed by majestic peaks, forests, meadow. The morphological variety of territory, characterized by different heigths of altitude, helps the ecosystem with a lot of rare species of animals and plants.

Villages and lodges on the slope of mountains, make the scenario complete and they represent captivating holy and rare architectural proofs; completely in balance with the environment which worth to be discovered!

Durante l'autunno è facile sentire il bramito del cervo, potente e riecheggiante

  • 42 Alberto de Simoni Street, Bormio

For further information: tel. 0342 900811