Remembering the past

Strolling through the territory that Upper Valtellina represents you quickly become aware of its ancient history; today there are still stately buildings much in evidence along with frescoes.

In villages dotted about mountain slopes in Upper Valtellina traditional ways of life and ancient crafts are much in evidence for the more curios visitors.

Tall field grasses were – and still are today – harvested by hand using a scythe. The locals take great pride in handing down this fine art – based on a very special technique: rhythm, strength and steadfastness.

Easter Traditions - Easter Parade

During the day of the celebration of Christ’s resurrection, Bormio displays its ancient Easter traditions.

These represent customs linked to local folklore yet with a strong religious base and with roots sunk deep into the pastoral and rural culture.


The Bormio Carnival and the mayor of the mad

Should you find yourself in a square in Bormio on the Sunday morning before Lent, you might well run into a group of Harlequins, apparently mad, in old-fashioned guise, enjoying staging an event involving the Mayor of the town.


Tradition "Il palio delle contrade"

An extraordinary spectacle celebrates anew. The “Palio delle Contrade” is a local challenge with a genuinely historic flavour, involving the residents of five quarters within Bormio, the “reparti”.


Where we are


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