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Nordic walking: a tour of the six churches of Bormio
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il 31.05.13 Postato in News

Nordic walking: a tour of the six churches of Bormio

Join the holiday homes for a tour of the six churches of Bormio

  • Departure: in front of the cable car
  • Route: a tour of the six churches
  • Difficulty: No difficulty
  • Altitude gap: 100 mt
  • Time: 40 minutes

We are ready: a good pair of sneakers, two Nordic Walking sticks and Gino our unique instructor.

We leave from the square in front of the cable car. A pleasant, refreshing, spring drizzle accompanies us to the church of Saint Antonio Abate better known as the Church of the Holy Crucifix and then we cross Funivia  Street. Even the few passers-by we meet, would like to join the cheerful group of "holiday homes": come with us, you’re welcome!

We continue to the “Sassello” Church consecrated on October 1st, 1405. Then we enter the woods  up to the Enel intakes and arrive at the Church dedicated to Saint Rocco destroyed by a landslide in 1489, then rebuilt in 1496.

We take the road that runs along the old cemetery and we leave Valfurva and Santa Caterina, in the Stelvio National Park, behind us.

We walk along a short path full of aromatic herbs such as the lemon grass. Our guide uses it to dress salad: a touch from Valtellina.

Now we dominate Bormio; the view is really lovely.  We walk through historic alleyways down to the village center where we see the Saint Gervasio Church in the "Querc" Square.

We continue along De Simoni Street and skirt the Church of Saint  Ignatius which leads us to the famous Roma Street.  Here we find the very impressive Saint Vitale Church with its beautiful Virgin Mary.

This is the end of our trip and we feel happy for the time we spent together. See you next time!

By Calendula