Known as the ‘wellness mountain’, Bormio is renowned for its natural thermal waters which have been soothing the aching muscles of Italians since they were discovered by the Romans. Apparently, even Leonardo Da Vinci came here to bathe. Today nine natural springs supply three spas in town, including the Romans’ original spring, which is still in use. Elsewhere there is much cultural interest, from museums to medieval architecture to ancient forts and military installations that date to the First World War. Other sports on offer include cross-country skiing, paragliding, snowshoeing and ice skating. Being Italy, the cuisine is excellent and there are ten restaurants on the mountain, as well as dozens of options in town. There are also bars aplenty, but don’t expect the hedonistic scenes of more famous party resorts.