From Villa Feleit, a newly built small residence containing just 13 apartments, there is a wonderful panoramic view onto the town of Bormio. The residence is 700 metres from the pedestrian area in the centre of the town and in winter, due to its postion just a few metres from the Stelvio ski run, skiers can ski down to the cable car and return direct to the residence at the end of the day. Apartments are for up to 5 persons, some of them studios and others with a separate bedroom and all with kitchen facilities.
The town of Bormio in Valtellina is known internationally for its winter sports, the downhill ski World Championships have now been held here twice. There is some really good skiing for all levels with the longest run being from Bormio 3000 right down to the town at just 1225 mts. There are also plenty of mountain restaurants on the ski runs themselves at Bormio 2000, Ciuk, and La Rocca. It is also possible to spend a day skiing in nearby Santa Caterina or duty free Livigno. Residence Villa Feleit is ideal for skiers as the run which arrives into the village is just 40mts from the building. Bormio also has a covered ice rink.
There is plenty to do in the summer too. Bormio has its own thermal baths in the town and just a few kilometres outside at Bagni Vecchi you can enjoy a natural sauna and a plunge into an outdoor naturally heated pool. For those of you who want to be more energetic you have a great choice; you can play golf, go walking in the Val Zebrù, part of the National Park, take a trip up to Lake Cancano or try your hand at summer skiing on the Stelvio Pass – a glacier at 3000 metres – where you may find the Italian national ski team busy training for the winter. The duty free town of Livigno is just 30 mins drive – a must for some cheap petrol if you are travelling by car.
Whether winter or summer there is plenty of life round the town of Bormio itself. The central Via Roma has plenty of shops and you can buy local produce such as dried mushrooms, bresaola (air dried beef), scimudin cheese, Valtellina red wine or Braulio (a digestive drink). If you still have some energy left there are plenty of bars, restaurants, pubs and a couple of discos/piano bars where you can spend the evenings. Be sure you try the local Valtellina dish called pizzoccheri – a type of pasta served with potatoes, cabbage, cheese and butter all cooked in the oven.
Airports: Milano Linate 140km Milan Bergamo100km.
(Daily low cost flights to Bergamo with Ryanair, Jet2 and Aerlingus, Easyjet Gatwick to Linate)
From Linate airport take the road towards the centre of Milano and then onto ring road direction north. At pay barrier follow signs to Lecco.
From Bergamo airport turn right and follow towards motorway (green signs autostrade) and then take road to Lecco. From Lecco take road past Lake Como, Colico, Sondrio and Tirano and on to Bormio. In Bormio go towards Santa Caterina on Via Vanoni beside the river. At the end turn right over Combo bridge, then first road on the left (Via Marconi). Keep on this road and approx 100 metres after the hairpin bend the residence is on the right hand side.