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Enjoying a vertiginous location 1225 metres above sea level, the picturesque village of Bormio is lovingly known as the ‘magnificent land’ due to its astounding Alpine beauty and blanket of shimmering white snow. The sparkling slopes beg to be skied, sledged and soared down while enjoying panoramic vistas of the magical environs; the unspoiled nature of Stelvio National Park forms an incredibly pleasant perimeter to this idyllic Alpine village and the surprisingly stunning Old Town offers insight into the area’s fascinating historical heritage.
Wander winding streets steeped in Italian authenticity while allowing the gaze to feast upon spindly spires, majestic palaces and ancient monuments. Begin your Old Town odyssey at Via Roma, a sophisticated street peppered with opulent structures like the Church of San Vitale and the town’s most imposing tower, Torre degli Alberti.
The Piazza Cavour is an architectural banquet brimming with the distinctive designs of the Kuerc, the medieval centre of justice and reigns supreme over the vibrant and effusive square.
Many visitors are pleasantly surprised at the incredible historical breadth and diversity of the collection in Bormio’s Civic Museum; sprawling over 14 rooms and boasting over 3000 artefacts of historical interest, the collection features everything from religious frescos and antique sleighs to World War 1 memorabilia and a 17th century altarpiece.
Al Filo is a fine dining establishment that specialises in international innovation; pushing the boundaries with its creative combinations yet still retaining the essence of traditional Italian cookery, the restaurant’s signature dishes include deer tartare with beetroot ice cream and a selection of 3 rich meats cooked on a spit roast. This dynamic experience will not be one you forget in a hurry.(Via Dante, 6, 23032 Bormio)