The historical centre

An atmosphere of times gone by

The historic County of Bormio was an important crossing for all those who travelled over the Alps from North to South or vice versa. Many powers over the centuries demonstrated their interests in the “Magnifica Terra and its honourable valleys” in order to control its commercial routes, amongst them the Republic of Venice, the Duke of Milan, the Bishop of Como, the Swiss, the German Imperator and the French. But also thanks to this strategic position Bormio retained its autonomy and wealth. Traces of these periods can still be found in strong medieval belfries, richly decorated churches, noble town palaces and, of course, in many characteristic details. Dive into the age-long democratic atmosphere in the heart of the Alps where modern times have arrived, but are not interfering with nostalgic views.

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Tradition and culture

Bormio's past revived

Bormio's and its valleys history conserved itself in numerous folk traditions over the centuries. These traditions, all rich in superstition and legends, were passed down from father to son and exhilarate until today its people and tourists throughout the year during folk festivities conserving its uniqueness. Bormio's farming culture manifests in different religious festivities, such as the Pasquali, but also in popular ones, such as the Carneval di Mat, l'è fora Geneiron and L'è fora l'Ors e la Tana, Gabinat and the Palio delle Contrade. In the past, these festivities represented possibilities to compensate the often hard life of a people deeply tied in its pasture farming and farming routine in an often rough and challenging climate.

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Stelvio National Park

Pristine nature and enchanting landscapes

The Stelvio National Park is located in the heart of the Central Alps and represents one of the largest protected areas in Italy. It was inaugurated in 1935 as a typical Alpine landscape park in order to preserve its rich flora (edelweiss, Alpine azalea, fir tree, Swiss stone pine, European larch, mountain pine, wild strawberry, raspberry, blueberry and mushrooms), fauna (deer, fox, stoat, marmot and the stars under its skies: golden eagle and bearded vulture) and the beauty of its Alpine landscape itself: around three quarters of its territory expand over an altitude of more than 2000 metres and reach its final peak at 3905 metres on the Ortles, Italy's highest mountain. With a little less than 600km2 Lombardy covers the biggest part of the three regions sharing the surface of the Stelvio National Park and plays an important traffic role in one of the biggest protected areas of the Alps. Built between 1820 and 1825 to ease traffic and travelling between Bormio and Tirol, the SS 38 Stelvio road represents today a mandatory destination for skiers during the summer, road cyclists following the Giro d'Italia, mountaineering enthusiasts and motorcyclists as well as vintage car fans.

 

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