Bormio Tourist Attractions
Bormio (formerly Worms) lies in the Veltlin (Italian Veltellina) at the northwest foot of the Ortles group and at the western end of the pass across the Stilfser Joch, close to the Italian-Swiss frontier.The little town popular as a health resort, tourist center and winter sports resort, has a fine old center. In its surroundings are several mineral springs which can be used for therapeutic purposes.
In the Piazza Cavour, east of the center of Bormio, is the Baroque parish church, the Chiesa Collegiata SS. Gervasio e Protasio; (17th century); to the left stands the loggia of the Kuèerc, the former court of justice, behind which is the Torre Civica (town tower).
Museo Mineralogico Naturalistico Valli di Bormio
At the extreme northern end of Bormio, in Via Monte Ortigara, is a mineralogical museum (Museo Mineralogico Naturalistico Valli di Bormio). Near the museum, in Via Sertorelli, can be found the Botanical Garden.
Santuario del Crocifisso
A short way to the south of the river in Bormio is Combo with the Santuario del Crocifisso (or Sant'Antonio Abbate; 14th century); the interior is decorated with 15th and 16th century frescoes.
Sports Stadium and Ice Rink
Outside Bormio, to the west, are the sports stadium and ice rink, built to a pentagonal plan.
Bagni di Bormio
Bagni di Bormio (1,318m/4,349ft), the popular spa district of Bormio, consists of the Bagni Vecchi (old baths) and the Bagni Nuovi (new baths).
Address: Strada Statale dello Stelvio, I-23038 Bormio Valdidentro, Italy
The Bagni Nuovi are situated on a mountain terrace. Their radioactive water, containing traces of gypsium, issues at temperatures between 38 and 41 °C/94 and 99 °F and is recommended for rheumatism, asthma and arteriosclerosis.
The seven springs of the Bagni Vecchi, mentioned by Pliny, in the Dolomites beyond the deep gorge of the Adda. Interesting are the so-called "piscine", bathing basins, rock-hewn by the Romans.
Bormio 2000 (Bormio 3000)
At the south edge of Bormio is the lower station of the cableway which goes up to Bormio 2000 near the tree line. The second section leads to Bormio 3000, immediately at the foot of the Cima Bianca (3,012m/9,940ft). The surrounding area offers superb winter sports facilities, including an artificial snow-making installation. From Bormio 3000 a 45-minute climb can be made up to the Vallecetta. Also in this area is a cableway to the Ciuk (1,620m/5,346ft), from where a chairlift continues to La Rocca (2,126m/7,016ft).