Known as Burmi in Valtellina dialect, Worms in Veltlin in German, but otherwise simply Bormio: the heart, soul and passion of Upper Valtellina. A charming place all year round, and it is the point of convergence of four valleys: the Valdidentro, where the river Viola flows, the Valfurva with the river Frodolfo, Braulio, which connects to the ‘Passo dello Stelvio’ and is the gateway to the national park, and lastly Valdisotto, where the lovely river Adda flows. Bormio is a winter sports location par excellence; imposing glaciers, great ski slopes and even dog sledding. Two highly successful editions of the World Alpine Skiing Championships were held here in 1985 and 2005. But apart from skiing, it is famous for the thermal baths in Bormio as well as the Bagni Nuovi and Bagni Vecchi at Premadio, all cited in literature ever since Roman times. Long known as the ‘Magnifica Terra’ (magnificent land) of the Alps, owing to its rich natural environment, Bormio is not only the perfect winter location for enjoying the uncontaminated natural beauty of the Stelvio national park but also boasts a fine historical centre that further enhances the grand atmosphere of the entire area.