Later on, mountaineering and winter sports boosted the town's fame. Today Bormio is a major international ski resort with its incredible compound of ski slopes (top 3000m), new generation facilities, first-class hotels and amusements.
Located in a wide valley in the heart of the Alps, the Alta Valtellina boasts a mild climate. The surrounding mountains are suitable for pleasant hikes.
Already during the ancient period, Bormio and the surrounding valleys have been famous for the thermal water. Thanks to this springs, the region soon became a famous spa resort among the aristocracy and the rich European bourgeoisie.
The historical center of Bormio ranks among the most important in the province of Sondrio and the best preserved in the Alpine region.