Nestled in the Rhaetian Alps near the Swiss and Austrian borders is the medieval town of Bormio . This storybook little town gives skiers and boarders a chance to enjoy first rate skiing while not suffering through the high prices, high attitude, and pretentious surroundings that often abound in other European resorts.
The problem with many ski towns is that they feel and look like…well, ski towns. Ubiquitous condos and snobby hotels often overrun the areas. Not here. Bormio offers the opportunity to walk through cobblestone streets, explore churches, admire clock towers, and browse through small shops without feeling like a tourist. Bormio looks and feels like a quaint European town, with zig-zag streets and small cafés. Don’t expect this area to feel and look like an Aspen , Mammoth, or St. Moritz . Here, people grab a fresh croissant from a local bakery and walk to the slopes. Bormio is considered one of Italy ‘s more affordable ski destinations, so it’s possible to eat many croissants!
Although people use cars, the town is best seen on foot. Take an opportunity to wander the old town, with its 17th-century town center and narrow streets. Strolling through town will provide a glimpse of small town daily life—locals carting around fresh loaves of bread, kids walking home from school, people actually greeting each other as they pass.
Being a small town does have its disadvantages as far as mega discos, fancy clubs, and bustling nightlife however the town does not go completely dark at night. Most locals head to the various pubs and cafés, and there’s even a dance-bar or two for those who want to boogie. The Bormio experience revolves around enjoying the powder while escaping the big resort ruckus.
International flights available to Milan, from where it is a 4 hour drive to the resort. Regular bus transfers or a rental car are available.
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Hotel Nazionale is located in the heart of the village, only 700 m. from the ski lifts yet easily accessible by a free shuttle bus service. It is just at few minutes walk from the old town, the pedestrian zone and Bormio’s thermal baths. The 50 warm and welcoming rooms are decorated in the typical alpine style and most of them have a private balcony; all have en-suite bathroom facilities, satellite TV, a direct phone line, a safe and a hairdryer.
Relax and entertainment facilitie: wellness centre including a heated swimming pool, a hydro-massage pool, a Finnish sauna, a Turkish bath, a Kneipp trail and a relaxation area; games room and solarium.
Buffet breakfasts and multi-course dinners are included.
The Hotel Palace Wellness & Beauty is located few steps away from the historical centre of Bormio, completely nestled in its private park. Stay in modern, comfortable rooms, dine at the excellent restaurant, enjoy the billiards table next to a roaring fireplace and the piano bar, and relax in the Wellness and Beauty spa. All rooms come with private bathroom, telephone, minibar, wireless connection, safe , hairdryer, bathrobe and Sat TV.
Relax and entertainment features: heated indoor swimming pool, equipped fitness room, evening piano bar, new Wellness and Beauty centre with jacuzzi, steambath, vitarium, sauna, re-generating showers, relax room with fountain. Various spa and beauty treatments available.
Buffet breakfast and multi-course dinners included.
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