Introduction

Welcome to Bormio! "The Magnificent Land" has been known since antiquity for its healing thermal water. Here you can regenerate and give your body pure relaxation.

Surrounded by the picturesque scenery of the Alps, the Bormio spa offers much more than a conventional relaxation experience.

They are known for their history dating back to Roman times, their healing properties and natural warmth. Visit one of the three thermal baths in Bormio directly from our hotel and enjoy a wonderful moment of relaxation alone or with your loved ones.

 

What is special about thermal water

 

The water of Bormio is known for its unique properties and healing powers: it is characterised by its special composition of many minerals. The water comes from a total of nine springs, distributed at various altitudes from 1280m to 1421m above sea level.

This thermal water is one of the few south of the Alps that is also naturally warm. Temperatures range between 37°C and 43°C and vary depending on the season.

 

In summer and during the rainy season, the water tends to be colder because rainwater can penetrate during this period.

During the winter months, the frost ensures that the water temperature remains unchanged. This warmth is not only soothing and helps to regenerate, but is also very good for relaxing muscles and promoting blood circulation.

The water has also been recognised by the Italian Ministry of Health for its curative effects, which is why it is used for treatments at Bormio Terme.

So, a trip to a spa to enjoy Bormio's unique thermal waters is just what you need, because the therapeutic effects combined with the historical context and the relaxation factor offer endless relaxation and ensure a great stay.

 

A look at history

In fact, the first evidence of thermal water in the Bormio region dates back to pre-Roman times.

During the demolition of a church, a relief depicting a water god was found. Scientists assume that this relief probably dates back to a place of worship of the ancient Rhaetians. It has been dated between the 5th/fourth century and the 1st century BC. Pliny the Elder is also said to have mentioned and praised the Bormio Baths in his works, and the Bormio Baths also played an important role in the Middle Ages.

Thanks to some documents and historical evidence, we know, for example, that the monks ran a Hospitium balneorum.

We also learned about the construction of the so-called 'upper baths', which were used to utilise water from the San Marino springs located higher up.

This means that the baths probably already had many visitors 1000 years ago.

One of the most famous guests of the time was Leonardo da Vinci. He visited Bormio in 1493 and even mentioned the baths in the Codex Atlanticus with the words: 'At the top of Valtellina lies Burmi. The baths are in Burmi'. And even today, Bormio has many visitors who enjoy the unique thermal water.

 

Main differences between the 3 spas

The Bormio spas offer unique and different experiences, each with its own distinctive characteristics that make it special.

Bormio Terme is ideal for families and those looking for a more accessible and versatile spa experience, with the possibility of short admissions of two and a half hours, a swimming pool with thermal water suitable for both adults and children, thanks also to shallow pools specially designed for children.

On the other hand, the Bagni Vecchi are distinguished by their rich history dating back to Roman times, requiring a minimum stay of five hours to fully immerse oneself in the tranquillity and beauty of the place.

Access, which is restricted to visitors over the age of 14 and by prior arrangement, guarantees an exclusive atmosphere.

Guests can explore the sweat grotto and enjoy unparalleled views from the outdoor pool. The New Baths share some of the characteristics of the Old Baths, such as exclusivity and historicity, but are distinguished by their more modern style, a greater variety of pools and outdoor areas, offering a unique spa experience that blends tradition and innovation.

Where are the spas located?

From our hotel, you can quickly and easily reach one of the three local spas:

    1. Bormio Terme Address: Via Stelvio, 14, 23032 Bormio (SO)

      Route: You can reach the thermal baths quickly and easily by car or even on foot in less than 5 minutes (they are about 600 m from our facility)

    1. QC Terme Bagni Vecchi Address: Località Bagni Vecchi - 23038 Valdidentro (SO)

      Route: about 3.5 km from our facility. You can easily reach the spa facility by car (free parking is available directly on site)

    1. QC Terme Bagni Nuovi Address: Via Bagni Nuovi 7 - 23038 Valdidentro (SO)

      Route: about 3 km from our facility. The spa can be easily reached by car or public transport (free parking is available directly on site)

 

Bormio Terme

 

The Bormio thermal baths include the following services:

  • 60m water slide (from 10 years)
  • Indoor mushroom-shaped pool: 33° Celsius, 36m2, depth 60cm
  • Children's pool: 32° Celsius, 64m2, depth 60cm
  • Outdoor clown pool: 32° Celsius, 50m2, depth 60cm (only open in the summer months) Areas for all
  • SempreVerde: Family path with Finnish sauna, steam bath, ice bath and relaxation area
  • Indoor pool: 28° Celsius, 400m2, depth up to 180cm
  • Four seasons pool: 33° Celsius, 240m2, depth 110cm
  • Stelvio bathtub: 35° Celsius, 160m2, depth 110cm
  • Outdoor pool: 28° Celsius, 120m2, 160cm deep, open all year round
  • Spa park (summer months only) Areas for adults (from 16)
  • Turkish bath: approx. 45° Celsius, suggested dwell time: 10-15 minutes
  • Bio sauna: 50-60° Celsius, suggested dwell time: 15-20 minutes
  • Panoramic sauna: 80-100° Celsius, suggested dwell time: 10-15 minutes
  • Emotional showers
  • Thermal bath
  • Relaxation zones

Bormio Terme offers a wonderful experience for young and old. Enjoy the wide range of offerings: relax in the sauna, swim a little in the larger thermal pools and take advantage of the various thermal water cures on offer.

Do you want more information about this plant? Have a look at our in-depth page from here: Bormio Terme 

Or visit the site directly from here: www.bormioterme.it

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tub-children-terms-bormioQC Terme Bagni Vecchi

https://www.qcterme.com/it/bormio/qc-terme-bagni-vecchi Pregnant women and children under the age of 14 are not permitted.

Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Access by reservation

Località Bagni Vecchi - 23038 Valdidentro (SO)

Included in access: bathrobe, slippers, towel and aperiterme

At the new baths you can find 38 wellness practices

A plunge into the ancient thermal waters that have been flowing for 2,000 years. Their energy flows in the Medieval, Imperial and Roman Baths: from the panoramic pool overlooking the Bormio basin, to the San Martino sweat grotto, which leads to one of the thousand-year-old springs.

PANORAMIC BATHTUB

A spectacular infinity pool, from which to enjoy a privileged view of the Valtellina and admire all its enchanting beauty, experiencing a bath to discover the colours and scents of the surrounding natural scenery.

ARCHDUCHESS' TUB

A wooden bath dating back to the 1800s, made by local craftsmen. It was customary for the Archduchess of Austria, who loved to relax and enjoy the panoramic view of the Magnifica Terra during her stays at the Bagni di Bormio.

TUB OF CASSIODORUS

The beneficial properties of the Pliniana spring's thermal waters have been known since the 4th century AD. The Roman scholar and historian Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus mentioned them in a letter to the Ostrogoth king Theodoric the Great.

CAVE

In 1825, the Grotta di San Martino was excavated with the intention of finding the spring of the same name after construction work on the Stelvio road. Thus a true natural sauna was created, unique in the entire circle of the Alps.

SAUNA OF LUDOVICO IL MORO

This magnificent panoramic fir-wood sauna is dedicated to Ludovico il Moro, who visited the Bagni di Bormio in 1496 on the instructions of Leonardo da Vinci, who directed him to Valtellina for a hydraulic survey of the Adda river basin.

BARN OVER THE VALLEY

As an old Alpine tradition has it, lying on a bed of hay helps to wake up without joint pain. The heady aroma of Alpine herbs and flowers envelops this typical stube, bringing the purifying effect of the Valtellina slopes.

OLFACTORY

Each perfume conceals within itself a moment, a colour and an element, creating an intoxicating olfactory game. Soft scented molecules diffuse in the air and bring sensations and memories back to life, awakening unexpected memories and emotions.

SALT CAVE

A corner of the sea surrounded by the Stelvio Nature Park, in which to relax and breathe: the salt walls release the beneficial effect of the sea air, helping to oxygenate the skin, clear the respiratory tract and drain excess fluids.

qc-old-baths-panoramicQC Terme Bagni Nuovi

https://www.qcterme.com/it/bormio/qc-terme-bagni-nuovi Pregnant women and children under the age of 14 are not permitted.

Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Access by reservation

Via Bagni Nuovi 7 - 23038 Valdidentro (SO)

Included in access: bathrobe, slippers, towel and aperiterme

 

At the new baths you can find 35 wellness practices

The QC Terme Bagni Nuovi thermal centre offers a new relaxation experience: the infinity pool with panoramic views of the Alps, the large outdoor pools, saunas, waterfalls and many other evocative practices for those who wish to treat themselves to moments of complete well-being immersed in the nature of the Stelvio National Park.

Lose yourself amidst the play of mirrors and scents in the Salotto di Narciso, surrender to the enchantment of the Giardino di Dafne and infinite relaxation in the Antro delle Ninfe. Immerse yourself in history with the new sensorial path of Terme Bagni Nuovi, to discover a tradition of wellness inaugurated by the ancient Romans.

BORMO TANK

It was precisely at the Roman Baths, where the small church of St Martin now stands, that the temple dedicated to Borvo, or Bormo, once stood,
literally 'he who bubbles', the ancient divinity of spring waters, equated with Apollo, from whom the name of the town of Bormio originates. In the pool dedicated to him, you can let yourself be enraptured by the gurgling of the flowing water and the endless bubbles with their invigorating and relaxing action.

POOLS OF MUSES

Two characteristic wooden tubs dedicated to the Aganippid Muses, guardians of the spring of the same name, offer a panoramic immersion into the history and beauty of our thermal park, which they overlooked as early as the mid-19th century.

POOLS OF SATURN

The 'baitel', a small house that served in the past as a heated changing room for shepherds, and a set of iconic thermal baths, once made up the 'Sheep Bath', used, together with the adjacent waterfalls, to wash the sheep's fleece before shearing

NAIAD POOL

It is to the Naiads, freshwater nymphs, known in antiquity for their healing and prophetic powers, that this enchanting bath is inspired, recommended for regularising blood pressure and restoring metabolic balance at the end of the sauna.

OLYMPIC HALL

A relaxation room where one can look back over the history of cycling and project oneself into the majesty of the Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo Alpine passes, where the greatest athletes challenge themselves on their bicycles, on the mountains made epic by the stages of the Giro d'Italia.

SALON OF NARCISSUS

Pop-up books, olfactory paths and mirror compositions in which to admire oneself from all angles: Narcissus's living room is a treasure chest of perversions that reveals, to those who can go beyond its reflection, an unusual passage to a secret garden.

CAVERN OF THE SIBYL

All the benefits of the Vichy showers, combined with the fascinating and mysterious atmosphere of the place they are inspired by: the Antro della Sibilla was the artificial tunnel, carved out of the tuff, in which the famous Cumana priestess used to deliver her prophecies.

REST OF MARS

The exploits of great heroes were recounted in front of the fire. In the relaxation room inspired by Mars, you can enjoy a restful rest in front of the warmth of this magical element, just as the god of war did after each battle.

PAN HUT

A warm chalet in the heart of the forest celebrates the figure of Pan, the ancient sylvan deity. The slow rocking of suspended nests calms and prepares the mind to admire the changing reflection of nature on the surface of the water.

HALL OF COLUMNS

Push the boundaries, in the footsteps of Hercules, to achieve the ultimate in relaxation. The soft, fragrant cloud of this sauna relaxes the senses and caresses the skin, cleansing it thoroughly to restore its radiance and firmness.

LUCINA CHALET

A small panoramic stube dating back to the 19th century. A relaxation corner with music therapy, adorned with an antique luster to which the house keys were hooked, to protect the hut from spirits.

POOL OF VENUS

An ancient panoramic pool that tells the story of a symbolic place through the decorations on its walls. In its place, in fact, once stood the vegetable garden of the Grand Hotel, whose cultivation was made possible even in the coldest seasons by the warm steam of the thermal water.

bathtub-outdoor-baths-newPrices and opening hours

Prices Please note that prices are always subject to change and updating.
Our guests, however, will always have 10% discounted admission to the QC Terme for midweek access from Monday to Thursday' inclusive (excluding bridges and public holidays). For the Bormio Thermal Baths, on the other hand, it is possible to purchase 2.5 H admission tickets at a discounted price.
For more information, however, please visit the website of each individual plant.