Bormio (1225 meters asl) is an Italian town of 4200 citizens in the province of Sondrio in Lombardy.
This little village, which is the Lombardian headquarters of the Stelvio National Park, is located at the center of the Alta Valtellina area.
The town is also divided into 5 historical districts (contrade) called “I reparti” and they are: Buglio, Dossorovina, Maggiore, Dossiglio, Combo.
A famous tourist destination in the heart of the Italian Alps, Bormio offers its guests an ancient town center rich in art and culture, which makes it a unique place in all of the Alps.
A wide alpine grassland, conifer and broad-leaved forests, and schist and dolomite rock walls surround the village giving it an incredible variety of colors and opportunities in every season.
What to do in the winter season?
In the winter season, most famous winter sports like Alpine skiing and Cross Country skiing are allowed in the Bormio ski area. For this reason the local citizens remember all the time, full of pride, that the Stelvio ski slope is an absolute star of the downhill world cup and it has twice hosted the skiing world championship (in 1985 and 2005).
What to do in the summer season?
In the summer time the most popular sport activities are walking, hiking, trekking, mountain biking and road biking. In fact Bormio and its famous climbs are often crucial stages for victory in the Giro d’Italia.
The trails of Stelvio National Park, the first world war mule track and the legendary alpine passes (Stelvio, Gavia, Mortirolo, Cancano) are goals for travelers from every region, nation and continent in the world.
Other activity in Bormio
All year round it’s also possible to enjoy relaxing moments surrounded by the warmth of the natural thermal waters. These warm waters are the origin of the name Bormio (from the Celtic language: Worms – warm). Known since the dawn of time, quoted for the first time by Pliny the Elder in the Naturalis Historia (77-78 B.C.), the well-known waters of Bormio are today the cornerstone of Bormio Terme, QC Terme Bagni Nuovi, and QC Terme Bagni Vecchi, high quality spas for wellness and thermal care.
Shopping in the central streets, the golf course, the ice rink stadium, tennis courts, bowls, football, gyms, rock climbing walls, museums, churches, conferences, events, folk traditions and much more will enrich your holiday experience in Bormio.
Enjoy discovering Bormio and its hidden treasures!
Stefano and all of the Albergo Adele staff
Text translated by Stefano Bedognè and Paul Faller (teacher at MyEnglish Lodi)