Bormio is rich in history testified by archaeological discoveries in recent decades and the more recent findings of walls of ancient homes in Kuerc Square.
Come to Bormio once and you’ll never forget your fascination with its history, its hard-working inhabitants, or its blessed position in this sun-kissed mountain basin.
Long-known around the world for its thermal waters – the first reference to Bormio appears in a letter from Cassiodorus - Bormio is also one of Southern Europe’s ski resorts that offers skiing in summer on Stelvio Glacier.
One of the best preserved in the entire Alps, its urban center offers visitors glimpses of authentic alpine houses, portals, and frescos from ages long gone.
Some of the towers that once made Bormio’s name still stand, as many as 32 in the municipal area, the most famous of which are Torre degli Alberti, the one in Palazzo De Simoni and the Clock Tower on Piazza del Kuerc.
Bormio is divided into 5 areas (quarters): Maggiore,Dossorovina, Buglio, Combo, and Dossiglio, each one has played a part in its social and economic evolution over the centuries well-documented in the Civic Museum in Palazzo De Simoni. Three parallel streets: Via della Vittoria, Via de Simoni, and Via Roma come together in Piazza del Kuèrc dominated by its Clock Tower and the collegiate Church of Saints Gervasio and Protasio featuring its impressive organ made in 1697. The Kuerc, a loggia where the People's Assemblies once met and justice was served, still stands at the side.
Stroll down Via Monte Braulio and leave the gates of town. Take the road that goes to Stelvio. A few turns further take you to the Ancient Baths/Bagni Vecchi described for the first time by Pliny the Elder in his “Natural History” in the 1 st Century C.E.
Relaxation, harmony, curing the body and spirit: discover the three different thermal spas in Bormio.
Bormio is an internationally renowned ski resort with the Stelvio ski-run as one of its main attractions.