Valfurva (mt. 1339)
It breathes the atmosphere of other times in this little corner of the world located in the Stelvio National Park.
Santa Caterina, at the mouth of the Gavia pass, and its surroundings have managed to maintain the characteristics of the mountain villages without forget the importance of advanced tourism infrastructure, with slopes that satisfy even know how to Nordic ski enthusiasts and modern comfortable hotels.
At the foot of the stunning Val Zebrù and wild valleys of the oven, and extended until the eponymous glacier, rich vegetation and wildlife of extended pastures in summer walks Breathtaking, Valfurva seems lost in the mountains and the river flows slowly along Frodolfo its length.
Characterizes a past full of discoveries, in '600 Don Baldassare Bellotti you discovered a mineral spring ferruginous, which gave way for health tourism.
Today there is no trace of the source, but to rediscover the history simply turn to its districts.
A Uzza is presented in all its beauty the church of San Rocco, the fifteenth century, while at the Oratory of San Nicolò houses the Museum governing valley of Valfurva.
But the pearl remains the artistic century church of SS. Trinity Teregua, the 4th well most votes in the second edition of the census can "The places of the heart."
A church outside as simple as richly decorated inside.
Guide to local products:
From the basin of Bormio radiate three valleys historically linked: Valdidentro Valdisotto and Valfurva. To the east, in the immediate vicinity of Bormio begins Valfurva, wide area that extends almost entirely in the Stelvio National Park. The first village you meet is going Uzza and here, on the right, La Bottega del Rame performs works of ancient tradition The second village you come to St. Nicholas which is going Crai provides the country with fresh food. Adjacent to St. Nicholas is the village of San Antonio where, on the left is the seat of Maglificio Reit with an interesting insight that is worth stopping to buy all types of mesh. We need to climb a few more minutes between magnificent forests to emerge in Santa Caterina, a historic ski resort where she grew Deborah Compagnoni. Here the Ski Santa Caterina promotes long courses in Alpine skiing, carving, snowboarding, telemark and cross country. Slopes Rifugio Palu is the right stop for taste dishes and enjoy a beautiful landscape. For shopping, Ginetto you can supply the best local produce. Santa Caterina is from Bormio only twelve kilometers and is connected by excellent paved road and bus to the train station of Tirano. It 'definitely recommended holiday at the many hotels and apartments in the valley.