Bormio civic museum

27 rooms illustrate the history, art, ethnography and customs of a proud mountain village that over the centuries has managed to seize opportunities, forge alliances and exploit the resources of its territory.

Attention to art, an eye for detail and the refinement of the settings are all on display in the artistic section, bursting with paintings, wooden sculptures, frescoes, furnishings, relics, and works of contemporary art.
The life of the past is narrated in the ethnographic section, casting the visitor into a simple and humble atmosphere, made of authenticity and ingenuity. The narration presents ancient everyday life, made up of effort and work, based on strong religiousness and a tenacious bond with nature and the environment.

There is also a section dedicated to snow sports, a key player in the tourist development of Bormio, while another section is dedicated to the nineteenth and twentieth century wars, in particular the First World War fought on the mountains that surround Bormio.

The old means of transport presented (sleds, carriages and stagecoaches) are of great interest; bearing witness to a heroic era of communication across the Alpine passes that made it possible to cross the Alps towards northern Europe.