On the way from Palagnedra to Terra Vecchia and Rasa, you pass through Bordei. The settlement has medieval origins but the walls that are still in existence are from the 16th and 17th centuries. These consisted mainly of natural stone with windows framed with white limestone. The population of Bordei also experienced a wave of emigration which led to the decline of the village. Thanks to the reconstruction work of the Terra Vecchia foundation, the old buildings and stables have been almost completely restored. Some of the built-in pieces, such as railings, iron grilles or soapstone stoves from Valle Maggia, were gathered from the local area.
Like Rasa, Bordei is also closed to motor traffic. The alleyways in the heart of the village are paved with granite from the region.