Santa Caterina Valfurva in summer

Santa Caterina Valfurva

Santa Caterina Valfurva it is a fraction of Valfurva, a municipality in the province of Sondrio and a famous summer holiday resort. The town is immersed in the Stelvio natural park, 12 kilometers from Bormio, 70 kilometers from Malles Venosta and about 80 from the provincial capital.

In every season in Santa Caterina Valfurva it is possible to spend one active vacation, suitable for tourists of all ages, which allows you to spend pleasant days between sports and walks. In summer there is no shortage of possibilities and proposals for suggestive walks in the Stelvio park.

The numerous nature trails allow tourists to go trekking and get to know the territory of this beautiful park, on the border between Alto Adige and Lombardy, with total respect for its still uncontaminated nature.
The trails wind between mountain lakes, green pastures, clear-water streams, rocky slopes and moraines, to discover the natural beauty of the valley.

Those who love cycling and mountain biking will find many fun and exciting routes in Santa Caterina Valfurva, immersed in lush and intact nature. In particular, Santa Caterina offers bike lovers itineraries linked to the great mountain passes, famous for the Giro d'Italia: the Gavia pass, a historic destination popular with cyclists; the Stelvio famous for its constant and challenging climb; the Mortirolo with its steep slopes and the Aprica, the easiest pass to reach and travel.

Even those who love it freeride mountain bike you will find in Santa Caterina Valfurva bread for your teeth: in fact there are many routes dedicated to mountain bikes, of varying difficulty and among the most spectacular in the Alps. majestic Forni glacier, while the less experienced can enter the woods of the Isola Park or along the path of the Valtellina slope.

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Finally, a separate note deserves the story of Santa Caterina Valfurva, which at the turn of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries represented an important transit center that connected the Republic of Venice with the County of Bormio, through the Gavia pass.

Starting from the 17th century Santa Caterina Valfurva it became a famous center for thermal water and thus began to transform into a hospitable and welcoming town, until, in 1835, it had a real plant for bottling water. Between the first and second world wars, however, the spa establishment and tourism suffered a sharp decline and currently, to remember the ancient spa splendors of Santa Caterina Valfurva, a water museum is under construction, which follows the ancient nineteenth-century structure of the factory. Inside there will be a fountain with two jets, one with "strong" water and one with sulphurous water.

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    Region: Lombardia
    Minimum altitude:1730m above sea level
    Maximum altitude: 2800m above sea level
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    andrea widowed 04-06-2012

    good evening… ..I visited Santa Caterina in winter..Carnival for the second year and I will be back again next year… .I stayed at the ski lodge hotel …… .spectacular cuisine ……. next to the ski slope ………

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