Take a wander through the narrow streets of the town centre with a guide and discover the most famous monuments as well as less well-known ones; find out about local art, history and traditions that have been handed down for centuries.
Bormio is an artistic gem thanks to its monuments and churches. The volunteer guides will accompany you around numerous sacred buildings including: Collegiata SS. Gervasio e Protasio and the churches of S. Crocefisso, S. Spirito, S. Ignazio and Sassello.
Located in Palazzo De Simoni (XVII century), the Bormio civic museum gathers together the collective memory of the town. Founded in 1962 and declared the official civic museum in 1968, the museum occupies 27 rooms where you can visit historic, artistic and ethnographic collections. In the artistic section you can find paintings and altar pieces, anconas, wooden statues and antique furniture, testimony to the love for artisanal wood carving in the Alpine valleys.
From the historic palazzos and churches in the historic town centre arrive
pieces of frescos and stone artefacts.
The history section offers a collection of war artefacts dating back to the war of independence and the First World War fought on the local mountainside.
There is also an interesting section on sacred works, many of which were
bought from decommissioned churches around the town.
Agricultural history, folklore and tradition are well represented in the
ethnographic section, where antique household objects, agricultural equipment and old workshop tools take the visitor back to another time.
The carriage house is also interesting to visit, especially the stagecoach that served the Stelvio pass until the first world war.
Last but by no means least is the collection of old skis and equipment used
for leisure time on the snow.
The “Carlo Donegani”museum is located at 2,758 m above sea level on the Stelvio Pass and is a collection of first-hand accounts of life on the Stelvio pass in all its forms. Located in the Banca Popolare di Sondrio, the museum tells the story of the pass from different points of view, from the First World War, to the ski schools, the glacier and the National Park.
The exhibition includes over 14,000 crystals and minerals mainly from nearby valleys and mountains but also from around the world. The enormous number of artefacts has made the museum a real point of reference for enthusiasts who, as well as exhaustive information on the subject, will also get a sense of the passion that the museum’s creator, Edy Romani, poured into the realisation of this unique museum.
This museum documents the history, culture and traditions of the valley of Valfurva with a rich collection of artefacts.
A voyage of discovery through homes and workplaces, from activities like weaving, to agricultural practises like milking cows. Highlights include the
mill for grinding rye flour, with its still working wheel, and the equipment
used for the cultivation of this crop, as well as the wood fired oven, faithfully reconstructed according to the traditional structure.