10 Things to Do in Bormio That You Shouldn't Miss

December 2, 2017 Roger Rusk

Bormio has literally been a tourist hot spot for centuries—ever since Roman times, visitors have flocked to its thermal hot springs. Today, most tourists come from other cities in Italy. Not into getting overheated? You’ll find great skiing (including a downhill course used on the World Cup circuit), or you could explore the medieval town center.
Restaurants in Bormio

1. Stelvio Pass

Nr. Ortler, Monte Livrio, Monte Scorluzzo, and Monte Zebru, 23032 Bormio, Italy
Excellent
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5 based on 1 reviews

Stelvio Pass

Reviewed By often_crabby-travele - Saint Paul, Minnesota

Looking at the map and planning the next few days it would have been very easy to skip. But you don't guess how cool this place is until you actually see it. Unfortunately, the ski area had closed literally the day before because of unseasonable heat. It was 4C at the base of the ski area. We still took the tram up to see the glacier and it was very pretty. The road is an absolute blast to ride. Bicycles and motorcycles everywhere. And some camper vans. Don't miss it.

2. Forte Venini di Oga - Valdisotto

Via al Forte, 23030 Valdisotto, Italy +39 0342 950166
Excellent
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4.5 based on 139 reviews

Forte Venini di Oga - Valdisotto

Reviewed By Onlygoodfoods - Bologna, Italy

Curios place, with an amazing view. Advice to take a ride in the area and entering the museum. Also not far to walk you will find the Paluaccio Oga (The important nature reserve (some 30 hectares) known as "Paluaccio di Oga" lies around Forte Venini a humid peaty area characterised by dome-shaped sphagnum (bog moss) alternatin with small water puddles. The typical peat-bog vegetation is rich with very rares species. Vaste pine, spruce, larch and stone pinewoods surround the marsh. The specific features of Paluaccio di Oga are really unusual for our alpine regions, and that adds to its scietific value.)

3. Terme Bagni Vecchi

Strada Statale Dello Stelvo, 23038, Valdidentro, Italy +39 0342 910131
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Terme Bagni Vecchi

The Spa & Wellness centre, adjacent to the Hotel Bagni Vecchi, is subdivided into 6 sections offering 30 different thermal facilities and services for a complete remise en forme.A dive into more than two thousand years of history, from the Roman baths to the centuries-old grottos which lead from the hot water spring to the panoramic open air pool, overlooking the valley of Bormio.Six sectors with different spa treatment: relaxing, purifying, regenerating and toning, in an exciting context, unique in the world. The Roman baths which have been famous from the first century B.C., the Medieval baths, the Imperial baths and the Saint Martin Grotto that leads to one of the Springs right in the heart of the mountain, offer incomparable timeless emotions.

Reviewed By Jen G - Jacksonville, Florida

My husband and I came to this heavenly spa after skiing. Our hotel arranged for us to have a discount off the after 4:30 entry, which was nice.
We had plenty of time to explore all the many pools, baths, saunas and steam rooms durning our stay. We began with the Roman baths.
I just love antiquity, so I loved the signs that explained that people have been coming to these hot Springs since long before the Romans. It was called Aquea Bormiae, as the spring was dedicated to a local god, Bormi (or something)
There are many signs in Italian and English throughout the large complex which which explain and inspire relaxation.
We enjoyed citrus scented steam room, the lavender scented dry sauna and the many private hot tub rooms.
Our favorite room was the Garabaldi Waterfalls, where the medicinal water pours in such a way to offer you a vigorous massage.
The facilities are clean and quite modern. It looks like the Lavender Sauna has all new woodwork inside. I loved the selection of deluxe lotions in the shower area and the hairdryers are top notch! I came out a new woman!

4. Passo di Gavia

SS 300 Passo di Gavia, Bormio, Italy
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4.5 based on 568 reviews

Passo di Gavia

Reviewed By Riccardo F - Como, Italy

Nice and wild!! Always tiring . A bit easier than Stelvio. Be careful: can be really cold when there is no sun. Road is abut narrow and in some parts asphalt is broken. In complex very good.

5. Terme Bagni Nuovi

Via Bagni Nuovi 7, 23038, Valdidentro, Italy +39 0342 910131
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4 based on 902 reviews

Terme Bagni Nuovi

Reviewed By Janice S - Toronto, Canada

This place requires a full days attention. So many outdoor pools to try out. Loved the shower therapy indoors as well as the outdoor sauna. Scenery is beautiful. Most people seemed to be really respectful and staff was friendly. It also wasn't extremely crowded the day we went. The only annoyance was a pair of teenage boys goofing off in the shower area which could be heard in the sauna. Ugh.

6. Laghi di Cancano

Localita Cancano, Bormio, Italy
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4.5 based on 502 reviews

Laghi di Cancano

Reviewed By Harry F - Legnano, Italy

This is a great place to take family with pre-teen and teen kids who like to dirt bike. It is also nice for older people, like myself, who like to walk and take in nature. This is the most important dam in the Valtellina, but what makes it so nice is that their is a wonderful dirt road which goes all the way around. There are even small rest places on the way with food, water and a place to sit. A great day of walking and enjoying.

7. Torri di Fraele

Passo di Fraele, Valdidentro, Italy
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Torri di Fraele

Reviewed By Pepazdepa - Hamilton, Ontario

This is definitely a strenuous hike (if you are over 60). Started in Bormio, walked to Premadio and took the trail to Torri di Fraele. Visited first lake and walked back to village Pece and caught bus to Bormio. Total trip on foot 22.5 km, 722 m altitude difference.

8. Santa Caterina

Bormio, Italy
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4.5 based on 218 reviews

Santa Caterina

Reviewed By BeachFan711 - Cazenovia, New York

Loved skiing this mountain. The views, small restaurants are wonderful. This mountain does not have extremely difficult terrain but a nice mountain to ski and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

9. Bormio Ski

Via Battaglione Morbegno 25, 23032 Bormio, Italy +39 0342 901451
Excellent
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4.5 based on 174 reviews

Bormio Ski

Welcome to Bormio Ski: our company was founded back in 1966, over the years we have hosted 46 World Cup races and we have been the house of the Alpine Ski World Cup in 1985 and 2005. For us the mountain and skiing are great expressions of freedom, serenity and fun. Spending a day at our ski area may be a life changing experience: breath deeply the fresh air at 3,012 meters, enjoy the white landscape and then take the most incomparable ski ride all the way down to the valley floor in Bormio, at 1,225 meters.

Reviewed By Jane N - Sheffield, United Kingdom

Brilliant slopes for all levels. I travelled with 50 pupils from a Sheffield School and the whole package was fantastic. Ski School and, particularly the catering on the slopes for us was amazing. All staff friendly and accommodating. Had a great experience. Thanks Bormio. XXXXXXXXX

10. Val Zebru

Valfurva, 23030 Bormio, Italy
Excellent
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4.5 based on 107 reviews

Val Zebru

Reviewed By geoffviking - St Helens, United Kingdom

My wife and I walked the length of this valley in July 2012. we started our tour around the Ortler by walking from Bormio to Rifugio Campo where we overnighted then next day walked over the Zebru pass to Pizzinni Refuge. It is an unspoilt valley. The refuge only has dormitory accommodation but we were the only people there so exclusive to us!
In the evening the owner was outside with binoculars and telescope which he let me use to observe the deer up on the mountain side.
this is one of remotest and unspoilt valeys in the Stelvio park.

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