Bormio

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Bormio
Comune
Comune di Bormio
The Primary School, with the World War I memorial by Egidio Gunella di Viggiù (1864-1934)
The Primary School, with the World War I memorial by Egidio Gunella di Viggiù (1864-1934)
Coat of arms of Bormio
Coat of arms
Bormio is located in Italy
Bormio
Bormio
Location of Bormio in Italy
Coordinates: 46°28′N 10°22′E / 46.467°N 10.367°E / 46.467; 10.367Coordinates: 46°28′N 10°22′E / 46.467°N 10.367°E / 46.467; 10.367
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Sondrio (SO)
Frazioni none
Area
 • Total 41 km2 (16 sq mi)
Elevation 1,225 m (4,019 ft)
Population
 • Total 4,088
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Demonym Bormini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 23032
Dialing code 0342
Patron saint Gervasius and Protasius
Saint day 19 June
Website Official website

Bormio (Lombard: Bormi Romansh: Buorm) is a town and comune located in the province of Sondrio, Lombardy region of the Alps in northern Italy. It has a population of 4,200. In addition to modern skiing facilities, the town is noted for the presence of several hot springs that have been tapped to provide hot spring water to spa baths at Bagni Vecchi, Bagni Nuovi and Terme di Bormio.

Geography[edit]

Bormio lies at the top of the Valtellina valley formed by the Adda River. It is linked to other valleys via four passes:

Panoramic view of Bormio
Collegiata church.

History[edit]

Due to its thermal baths, Bormio has long been a tourist attraction. Members of the Roman aristocracy travelled to Bormio in order to enjoy warm baths in the mountainous scenery. Most of these thermal baths are still in use today.

The town is centred around the historic Piazza Cavour and Via Roma, a historic main trading point on the route from Venice to Switzerland. Bormio retains its unique medieval town centre, attracting many tourists, mainly Italian, from Milan and other cities.

Alpine skiing[edit]

The village hosted the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships twice, in 1985 and 2005. There are 50 kilometres (31 miles) of marked ski runs, the longest run of which is 6 kilometres (4 miles), served by 14 lifts and several ski schools.

Bormio is a regular stop on the World Cup circuit, usually with a men's downhill in late December. The Pista Stelvio, named after Stelvio Pass, is one of the most challenging downhill courses in the world. It is second-longest course on the World Cup circuit, behind only the Lauberhorn in Wengen, Switzerland. For the December 2010 World Cup race, the Stelvio had a vertical drop of 1,010 metres (3,314 feet) on a course length of 3.27 km (2.03 mi); the winning time was just under two minutes.[1]

Points of interest[edit]

Notable people[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Bormio is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIS-ski.com - World Cup downhill results - Bormio - 2010-Dec-29
Bormio
Bormio and Valfurva from 10 km (6 mi) above
Bormio and Valfurva from 10 km (6 mi) above
Location Bormio,  Italy
Nearest city Bormio
Coordinates 46°28′03″N 10°22′41″E / 46.46750°N 10.37806°E / 46.46750; 10.37806 (Bormio)
Vertical 1786 m - (5862 ft)
Top elevation 3012 m - (9882 ft)
Base elevation 1224 m - (4019 ft)
Skiable area 75 km² - (29.0 sq.mi.)
Runs 44
Longest run 3.7 mi (6.0 km)
Lift system 14 (3 gondolas, 5 chairlifts, 4 drag lifts, 2 other)
Lift capacity 16,000 skiers/hr
Snowfall 300 cm - (118 in.)
Snowmaking 12 km² - (4.6 sq.mi.), 35%
Web site Bormio.it

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