South Tyrol is the northern most region in Italy, existing entirely within the Alps with Austria bordering to the north and northeast, Switzerland to the northwest, and Italy to the south.
Its landscape is defined by mountainous peaks and dense forests, lakes, castles, churches and vineyards.
The idyllic, picture-book province mixes Alpine staidness with Italian joie-de-vivre making it a magical holiday destination.
Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa
The Rosa Alpina is a luxurious and elegant hotel and spa in San Cassiano, Alta Badia.
Set in middle of the Dolomites, San Cassiano’s beauty is breathtaking and it is one of the finest winter resorts in the Alps.
It is also an ideal summer destination for families who want enjoy active holidays or for couples looking for romantic breaks.
Run by the Pizzinini family over three generations, all of the 51 rooms and suites have been individually designed in a unique and authentic alpine style, decorated with local antique furnishings.
The beautiful Loft Suites are open plan complete with an open fireplace for the winter and a large south-facing terrace for the summer, but if the budget allows, it is worth staying in the truly spectacular three-bedroom wood-and-glass penthouse suite with outdoor hammam.
The St Hubertus fine dining restaurant with Norbert Niederkofler at the helm has two Michelin stars and serves seasonal, local ingredients in innovative, locally-inspired dishes.
There is also an excellent and intimate Fondue Restaurant and the more informal restaurant wine bar and grill.
The spa features a gorgeous indoor swimming pool, Finnish sauna, steam bath, yoga studio and treatment areas with views of the hotel’s private garden.
Whether visiting for a winter ski holiday or simply to witness the area’s beauty in the summer, Rosa Alpina is a beautiful hotel from which to be based.
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