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From Stelvio Pass it is possible easily to reach the following places:
Bormio is the main tourist centre of the Alta Valle (High Valley) and is famous for its history and traditions, tourism and accommodation infrastructures, as well as for its thermal baths.
The thermal waters of Bormio are considered a true miracle of nature. They flow at a temperature ranging between 35°C and 40°C, and belong to the group of sulfate-alkaline-earth-mineral-radioactive thermal waters, well-known for their many therapeutic properties.
The town Museum is located in the Palazzo De Simoni (17th century) and has 14 rooms with antiques, furnishings, paintings, statues and wooden altars, paintings and portraits from churches and palaces, as well as popular artworks. The town also has several modern and efficient shops and craft businesses, such as woodworking and the production of liqueurs based on alpine herbs (such as the famous Braulio), a golf course designed by the architect Mario Verdieri of St. Moritz and considered one of the best in the Italian mountains.
This town is known primarily as “duty-free” heaven. The prices charged in its many shops are very advantageous, as is the cost of fuel (almost 50% lower than in the rest of Italy).
In the province of Bolzano, less than an hour’s drive from Stelvio Pass, Glorenza is a wonderful medieval town, better known as the “Carcassonne of the Alps”. Moreover, when visiting its Coira Castle, you will have the opportunity to admire the most important private collection of medieval armor in Europe. A visit to Glorenza is an excellent cultural day out in case of bad weather.
The Donegani Museum is located near the Pirovano hotel, at the Banca Popolare di Sondrio. It offers the opportunity to retrace, through vintage images and photos, and documents of various kinds, the complex history of the Stelvio Pass since the times of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In the Museum there are sections dedicated to the Great War, to ski schools, mountaineering, glaciers, sport and the National Park.
Two of the six mountain museums of South Tyrol are easily reachable from Stelvio: one in Solda, at the foot of the Ortles on the opposite side from Stelvio; and one in Castelbello, at the entrance of the Val Senales.