SANTA CATERINA di VALFURVA


 

Santa Caterina Valfurva is a small fraction of the municipality of Valfurva which is located in the province of Sondrio, only once as a summer and winter tourist destination.
The village is located right in the Stelvio National Park, is located 13 km from Bormio, 70 km from Malles Venosta, 78 km from Sondrio and 202 km from Milan. It can only be reached by road, in the summer it can be reached either from Bormio or via the Gavia Pass, which actually connects the Valtellina to Valcamonica.
In the seventeenth century it became an important thermal center thanks to the discovery of sources of ferruginous water. These sources are of two types, a pearl rich in sulfur, a second favorite source akua forta, also known as water rich in iron with a particular acidic acid and spicy.
Today the city has rediscovered its ancient spirit and has become an important tourist center especially for different slopes and ski fields.
At the moment, near the Cevedale track, a small town museum has been created where a fountain with two fountains will rise, one for the akua fora and one for the sulphurous water surrounded by photos and stories of the golden age of Santa. Caterina Valfurva.