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About Bormio

Bormio has a number of strings to its bow. Firstly, it’s a beautiful, medieval town with a fascinating history, and secondly, it’s surrounded by the breathtaking landscape of the Stelio National Park which has thermal springs, great hiking opportunities and spectacular ski slopes, including some of Italy’s highest runs. The best places to stay in Bormio will provide an excellent base for experiencing all of the above.

Broadly speaking, if you’re here for the town and history then you’ll find your idea of the best places to stay in Bormio in its medieval heart, but if you’re here for the slopes then you may be more interested in being close to the lifts or the open, woodland runs around the outskirts of town.

Bormio’s bagni, or thermal springs, have been a popular attraction since Roman times (apparently Pliny the Elder ‘discovered’ them) and are where the interests of skiers and history buffs may overlap! There are numerous pools and a huge menu of spa treatments on offer, from mud therapies and traditional scrubs to inhalations and simple massages.

Those interested in Bormio’s history will also want to see the numerous frescoes, fountains and beautifully carved stonework of the old town. There’s also a great civic museum.

Skiers, if they’re feeling brave, will want to try out the runs on Vallecetta, the main skiing mountain. Firstly there’s the longest vertical drop in Italy - 3012m to 1225m, then the Stelvio Slope, called the most challenging slope in the world by some professional skiers. But there are also plenty of less spine-chilling options and great opportunities for snowshoeing along the hundreds of kilometres of trails in Stelvio National Park.

What not to miss:

  • Hike through the stunning Stelio National Park.
  • Hit the slopes; find a wide range of runs, some of Italy's highest runs and the world's most challenging slope (Stelvio Slope).
  • Spend an afternoon unwinding in the thermal springs.
  • Explore Bormio's historic Old Town complete with beautiful frescoes and intricately carved stonework.
  • During the summer months, hire a mountain bike, and speed along the mountain trails.

In Summer there’s hiking, biking and all sorts of outdoor sports and our pick of the best places to stay in Bormio are ideally placed for enjoying everything the town has to offer.

For a contemporary stay

  • The 27 room Eden Hotel is a well designed contemporary hotel with cosy, wooden bedrooms, decor made of natural materials, lovely views, a great spa and excellent restaurant.

For an apartment or holiday home

  • If you're looking for your own little home from home, then perhaps a villa or apartment is the best option. We recommend you check out the properties with our online partner Booking.com.

Travel information

  • Fly to Milan which has excellent connections across Europe and worldwide. From Milano Central travel by train to Tirano. A number of services run each day.
  • Best time to visit - Bormio has long snowy winters and short summers. Visit between June - September for the most temperate weather averaging 15°C and skiers should plan their trip between December - March.
  • If you want to hire a car - which we highly recommend if you want to see more than just the headline sights - we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Bormio

  • Alpi & Golf Hotel Bormio 15 rooms from £70

    Excellent alpine hotel slightly off-set from the centre of Bormio. Boasting comfortable rooms, a good dining room and beautiful views out over the surrounding valley. A great low-cost option.

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  • Il Rustico Dei Bedini Bormio 7 rooms from £90

    Il Rustico Dei Bedini makes good on its name with its delightful rustic charm. Housed in a wonderful old Italian villa, the rooms contain original design features like cavernous rock ceilings and wooden beams. With ski slopes on the doorstep, it's hard to argue with this superb B&B.

    Great walks  -  The surroundings are full of wonderful walking routes.
    Full of character
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • Hotel Baiti Dei Pini Bormio 38 rooms from £100

    This smart, comfortable hotel is in the skiing town of Bormio. Reflecting its alpine surroundings, Hotel Baiti Dei Pini offers cosy pine-lined rooms and an excellent thermal spa. Great access to skiing in the winter and walking in the summer.

    Great walks  -  The surrounding area is full of wonderful walking routes.
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  • La Genzianella Bormio 40 rooms from £100

    Charming, family-orientated hotel just outside Bormio town centre, a stone's throw from the Bormio Cable Car. This hotel features cosy rooms, an excellent spa and an extensive bike room. A great option for a family trip to Bormio.

    Fishing  -  Fishing trips to nearby lakes and rivers can be organised by the hotel.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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  • Hotel Alu Mountain Design Bormio 30 rooms from £110

    Hotel Alu Mountain Design is a classical alpine establishment with a modern a twist. The comfortable rooms are smartly appointed with tasteful furniture and fun pop art. Rest your ski-wearied limbs in the hotel's excellent spa and dine in the superb restaurant.

    Great walks  -  The surrounding valley is full of great walk routes.
    Local markets  -  Explore the local market in Bormio.
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  • Sottovento Bormio 20 rooms from £113

    Excellent hotel in the centre of Bormio. Sottovento's spacious suites are decorated with minimalist furnishings and wooden panelling. The hotel's spa is a great place to relax and unwind after a long day on the slopes.

    Sights nearby  -  Two minutes walk from Bormio's famous thermal baths.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Eden Hotel Bormio 27 rooms from £138

    A cleverly designed contemporary hotel in a town with lots of outdoor activities. Bedrooms are cosy with wooden decor and large comfortable beds. The restaurant serves exciting dishes headed by chef Antonio Borruso. A spa is available to easy weary limbs after a day in the mountains.

    Skiing  -  From greens to black there is a slope for all abilities, plus the hotels is steps from the nearest lift
    Back to Nature  -  Made of natural materiels the entire hotel has an indoor outdoor feel.
    Great walks  -  Stelvio National Park
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi Bormio 74 rooms from £250

    Luxury abounds at the magnificent Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi. Set just outside of Bormio, it enjoys a privileged position within glorious grounds and has wonderful unobscured views over the surrounding mountains. Covering all bases and more, it's a hard place to leave once you've arrived.

    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Hotel Bagni Vecchi Bormio 36 rooms from £260

    Its hard to look past Hotel Bagni Vecchi's stunning location overlooking the surrounding valley. Built into the hillside, this luxurious hotel boasts charming rooms, a superb spa, great restaurant and a picturesque outdoor pool. With great skiing on the doorstep, it's a real gem.

    Great walks  -  The surrounding valley is full of wonderful walking routes.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Private Hot Tub
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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