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Bormio

BORMIO (Ger. Worms), a town of Lombardy, Italy, in the province of Sondrio, 41 m. N.E. of the town of Sondrio. Pop. (1901) 1814. It is situated in the Valtellina (the valley of the Adda), 4020 ft. above sea-level, at the foot of the Stelvio pass, and, owing to its position, was of some military importance in the middle ages. It contains interesting churches and picturesque towers. A cemetery of pre-Roman date was discovered at Bormio in 1820.

The baths of Bormio, 2 m. farther up the valley, are mentioned by Pliny and Cassiodorus, the secretary of Theodoric, and are much frequented.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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