I’ve always loved mountains. When I was younger I used to spend the whole of August with my family in Bormio, a small town in the Italian Alps.
Surrounded by valleys and mountain tops, we spent everyday hiking, cycling and pickning.
Although I still prefer going to the mountains during spring or summer, we’ve recently started going for short holidays during winter, to ski, go cross-country skiing or just relax. It is so amazing to watch the snow fall softly outside the windows overlooking the valley!
This time around we were celebrating Leo’s birthday, so we decided to try something new. We checked in for the day at the beautiful Bagni Vecchi spa (the Old Baths) just outside town. Dating back to the Roman times they’re supplied by natural hot springs that come out from under the mountain and they offer an incredible variety of pools, waterfalls, outside hot tubs (my favourite), saunas and even relaxing rooms where you can listen to music and doze off in rocking chairs.
I totally recommend the brunch they have on weekends. A selection of sweet and savoury local products you can visit endless times from 11am to 3pm for just over 20€ (drinks and wine are also included). After a couple of hours in almost 40° water it was pretty much what we needed!
I wasn’t very confident on taking my phone (or my camera) around the spa, so I only took a few photos of the outside areas, but you can find more on their website.
Scroll down for photos of the baths and of us having fun in the snow the next day! 🙂
Views of Bormio and of the road to the Stelvio Pass. ^
So happy it started snowing! ^
This is what we woke up to the next day 🙂 ^