Santa Caterina Valfurva in summer
Santa Caterina Valfurva is a fraction of Valfurva, a town in the province of Sondrio and a famous summer resort. The town is immersed in the Stelvio natural park and is 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, in total respect of its still unspoiled 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 a luxuriant 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 and popular destination for cyclists; the Stelvio famous for its constant and demanding climb; the Mortirolo with its steep slopes and theAprica, the easiest step to reach and take. Even those who love the 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.
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 seventeenth century Santa Caterina Valfurva became a famous center for thermal water and thus began to transform itself into a hospitable and welcoming town, until, in 1835, it had a real water bottling plant. . Between the first and second world war, however, the establishment and the thermal tourism suffer a sharp decline and currently, to remember the ancient thermal splendors of Santa Caterina Valfurva, a water museum is being built, which traces the ancient nineteenth-century structure of the establishment. Inside there will be a fountain with two jets, one with “strong” water and one with sulphurous water.
Summer holidays Santa Caterina Valfurva
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