Bormio is a snow-dusted town set in the Italian Alps. A mecca for skiing and snowboarding, the winter sports resort enjoys reliable snowfall and lashings of sunshine. Mineral-rich thermal springs have put Bormio on the map as a mountain wellness destination. A medieval old town filled with shops, cafes and trattorias adds to the alpine charm.
Things to do in Bormio
The thermal springs of Bormio have been attracting holidaymakers since Roman times. High concentrations of minerals such as sulphur give the water therapeutic properties and will leave your skin feeling smooth and soft. Bagni di Bormio is one of the oldest spa complexes and occupies a former Roman bathhouse. Over the centuries, the complex has welcomed the likes of Leonardo da Vinci. Soothe your muscles in the steaming indoor baths and enjoy breathtaking mountain views from the outdoor infinity pool.
With over 38 kilometres of groomed slopes to discover, Bormio is one of the top ski destinations in the Italian Alps. Choose from four ski areas, including a glacier that remains open throughout the summer. A vertical drop of more than 1,500 metres keeps thrill-seekers entertained.
After a day on the slopes, refuel with delicious cuisine from the Lombardy region. Local restaurants will lure you in with promises of “orecchia d'elefante” breaded veal cutlet, “pizzoccheri” tagliatelle ribbon pasta and risotto topped with “ossobuco Milanese” braised veal shanks.
Cool temperatures and crisp mountain air keep holidaymakers flocking to Bormio in the summer. The mountains are at your doorstep and there are hikes for every age and fitness level. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the river valley or gear up for a full-day summit. Bormio is also a popular launchpad to explore Stelvio National Park.
Getting around Bormio
Bormio is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. Free shuttle buses are a fast and easy way to get around. Malpensa Airport in Milan is a three-hour drive away.