A walk thorugh history and flavor. Explore the streets and alleyways of Bormio’s old town and discover its rich heritage. All around the old town you can find cosy little places to enjoy a cocktail accompanied by a little taste of local cuisine.
Bormio was historically an important travel hub between northern and southern Europe, and booming trade notably increased the wealth of the area, creating a beautiful town centre that is considered unique throughout the Alps.
A walk through history
Now as then, the beating heart of the town is the historic Piazza del Kuerc, home to iconic monuments like the imposing clocktower that has for centuries kept time for the locals, and the Kuerc , where justice was administered when Bormio had autonomous status. Naturally, you can find Bormio’s biggest church in the main piazza; the Church of St. Gervasius and St. Protasius is an important landmark for the locals.
Explore the old town slowly, taking time to observe the antique wooden doors with their ornate bolts, the towers and frescos: wandering through Medieval alleyways you can soak up our history, discovering hidden corners and small piazzas with characteristic fountains, and get a feel for our way of life, past and present.
A must see: without a doubt the Combo bridge. The humpback bridge that crosses the River Frodolfo leads to the Combo neighbourhood with its historic houses and glimpses of rural life that still survive today.
A walk through flavor
Imagine sipping a good glass of wine, accompanied by a little bresaola and local cheese, beneath a Medieval clocktower that every hour fills the air with rich, heavy chimes.
The age-old streets of Bormio, whose various neighbourhoods converge on Piazza del Kuerc, are filled with traditional Alpine-style cafes and bars. Warm, cosy and authentic, we are sure that you won’t have any trouble finding your favourite! There are so many to choose from.
We recommend starting your happy hour with a stroll through the streets and alleys of the old town. Start from the Combo neighbourhood, one of the oldest parts of Bormio, and enjoy its rustic charm and many antique wooden doors. You could also stop to admire the famous Stelvio Piste that has hosted countless champions over the years and will soon put Olympic athletes through their paces.
Alternatively you could start the evening in the Buglio neighbourhood, named for the many bui (fountains in local dialect) around its streets. Piazza del Kuerc is the perfect place to stop and admire the colours of the sunset on the iconic Mount Reit.
After an aperitivo, spend a little time in the steep streets of the Dossorovina neighbourhood that climbs the mountainside. The view of Bormio at dusk from up there is magical.