Bühelwirt

Valle Aurina, Italy

Architectural design Hotel Bühelwirt Valle Aurina/Ahrntal in South Tyrol Italy, member of The Aficionados

Hotel Weißes Kreuz

Val Venosta, Italy

Alpine interiors of the Boutique hotel Weisses Kreuz & Mansion zum Löwen is a design and Spa hotel in Burgeis (Burgusio), situated in the Venosta Valley (Vinschgau), South Tyrol, Italy.

Miramonti Boutique Hotel

Avelengo, Italy

Miramonti, Hotel, luxury, boutique, design, Alps, romantic, South Tyrol, Italy

Seehotel Ambach

Caldaro al Lago, Italy

Caldaro al Lago/Kaltern View from Seehotel Ambach, South Tyrol Italy

Villa Fluggi

Merano, Italy

Villa Fluggi | Private Holiday House Merano, Italy | The Aficionados

Parkhotel Mondschein

Bolzano, Italy

Parkhotel Mondschein | Bolzano, South Tyrol Italy | The Aficionados

Schgaguler Hotel

Alpe di Siusi, Italy

Schgaguler Hotel Castelrotto in Alpe di Siusi South Tyrol designed by Peter Pichler Architecture

Schloss Freudenstein

Appiano, Italy

Schloss Freudenstein | Luxury Hotel with Boutique Suites in Appiano/Eppan, Italy | The Aficionados

Hotel Milla Montis

Maranza, Italy

Hotel Milla Montis | Maranza, South Tyrol, Italy | The Aficionados

Gloriette Guesthouse

Soprabolzano, Italy

Gloriette Guesthouse Soprabolzano - Cantilevered Rooftop infinity pool in South Tyrol designed by noa architects, overlooking the Dolomites

1477 Reichhalter

Lana, Italy

Gasthaus Reichhalter 1477 Lana, South Tyrol - new design hotel guesthouse Italy

Villa Arnica

Lana, Italy

Villa Arnica Suites & Garden | Lana, South Tyrol, Italy | The Aficionados

Magdalener Hof

Bolzano, Italy

A person looking at a postcard of the pool at | Magdalener Hof | Bolzano, Italy

Niedermairhof

Brunico, Italy

Hotel, Bruneck, Brunico, Niedermairhof, BB, B&B, design, boutique, Bed & Breakfast, luxury, Italy, South Tyrol

Ottmanngut

Merano, Italy

Ottmanngut, Merano, South Tyrol, Italy, hotel, boutique

Das Wanda

Caldaro al Lago, Italy

Das Wanda boutique hotel, in Caldaro/Kaltern, South Tyrol

Vigilius Mountain Resort

Monte San Vigilio, Italy

Purity of nature and design in South Tyrol-Vigilius Mountain Resort, a design hotel created by architect, Matteo Thun

Lagació

Alta Badia, Italy

Lagació, Hotel, eco, design, luxury, spa, Dolomites, boutique, Alpine, South Tyrol

South Tyrol

Italy

'The most beautiful natural architecture in the world' – Le Corbusier, 1907.

From its perch in Northern Italy, South Tyrol/Süd Tirol or Alto Adige as it is also known is a small but wonderful pocket of Northern Italy that shares more than just a border with Austria; this is an Alpinist lifestyle that flirts with Dolce Vita. A jewel of ancient cultures set in the mighty crown of the Alps nestled among the Dolomite mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage site. A chameleon of the Mediterranean and the Alps - expect snow-capped peaks to sun-kissed palm trees, traditional Tyrolean huts to strike-a-pose sustainable architecture, pasta to Knödel, dapper Italian styling to Lederhosen, Habsburger Villas to sleek modernist architecture, Grappa to Schnapps and the ski piste to botanical gardens.

More than forty regional dialects are spoken; South Tyrol has three official languages: German, Italian and around the Dolomites region of Alta Badia, the traditional Ladin is spoken - also home to the oldest Rhaeto-Romanic people in the Alps.

South Tyrol is all about a marriage of cultures, languages, traditions, progressive architecture and spectacular mountain nature – home to the Dolomites and the Tre Cime di Lavaredo/Drei Zinnen - a triptych declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. Le Corbusier arrived in 1907, and he famously declared the Dolomites 'the most beautiful natural architecture in the world'. A further 332 Jurassic peaks storm into the sky; the highest mountain is the Ortles/Ortler in Val Venosta/Vinschgau at 3,905 m., and the highest plateau in Europe, Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm. South Tyrol covers 7,400 km and has over 13,000 km of hiking trails; road cyclists adore the region for its legendary climbs. The provincial capital of Bolzano/Bozen is a vibrant university city and home to Ötzi the Iceman, the 5,300-year-old mummy discovered in 1991, protruding from the glacier near the Giogo di Tisa/Tisenjoch Pass. Blessed with more than 300 sunshine days a year and faded Habsburg grandeur, the second city Merano/Meran has been a tropical hotspot since the days of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. She came for the mild Mediterranean mountain air and healing waters. Thirdly, Glorenza/Glurns in the south of Malles/Mals is one of the world's smallest cities – a wonderful melange of narrow medieval streets, churches, and its famous castle.

Architectural design Hotel Bühelwirt Valle Aurina/Ahrntal in South Tyrol Italy, member of The Aficionados
Ahrntal/Valle Aurina,

Bühelwirt


An eye-catching designer hillside bastion of cool contemporary interiors framed by lush alpine forests and snow-capped mountains, where simple luxe shakes hands with age-old tradition, this is Hotel Bühelwirt Ahrntal in Italy’s stunning Valle Aurina.

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Lagació, Hotel, eco, design, luxury, spa, Dolomites, boutique, Alpine, South Tyrol
Alta Badia,

Lagació Hotel Mountain Residence


Wrapped by the Dolomites, this modern eco resort pairs mountain lifestyle with simple elegance and luxury wellness vibes. An authentically pastoral location accented with the local Ladin culture that feels at once both holistic and fun.

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A person looking at a postcard of the pool at | Magdalener Hof | Bolzano, Italy
Bolzano/Bozen,

Magdalener Hof


Affectionately known simply as ‘Magda’, personality flows from this mountainous bolthole of style framed on all sides by glorious greens, thanks to its location in choc-box Bolzano within the South Tyrolean Dolomites. Magda will soon become your New Best Friend.

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Parkhotel Mondschein | Bolzano, South Tyrol Italy | The Aficionados
Bolzano, Italy

Parkhotel Mondschein


A fabulous new hotel, excitement builds for the opening of Parkhotel Mondschein, a new design hotel addition to the red-roofed Bolzano skyline in South Tyrol, ready for guests to pass through its newly painted doors.

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Hotel, Bruneck, Brunico, Niedermairhof, BB, B&B, design, boutique, Bed & Breakfast, luxury, Italy, South Tyrol
Bruneck/Brunico,

Niedermairhof


Niedermairhof is no ordinary bed & breakfast; it is a wonderfully restored nest egg vision, with a combo of traditional heritage and classic designer pieces – complete with all the creature comforts of a dinky luxury hotel.

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Schloss Freudenstein | Luxury Hotel with Boutique Suites in Appiano/Eppan, Italy | The Aficionados
Appiano, Italy

Schloss Freudenstein


Sleep under medieval frescoes, sweep down labyrinthine corridors, lord it up on the lofty ramparts or stroll through the Mediterranean garden, admiring the ivy-clad castle backdrop.

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Miramonti, Hotel, luxury, boutique, design, Alps, romantic, South Tyrol, Italy
Hafling/Avelengo,

Miramonti Boutique Hotel


The chilled design hotel Miramonti sits perched atop Merano, nestled in forestry with spectacular, Bond-like views. Modernity subtly reigns whilst snuggling up to Alpine traditions – the vibe is relaxed, chilled and most definitely easy-going.

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Caldaro al Lago/Kaltern View from Seehotel Ambach, South Tyrol Italy
Kaltern am See/Caldaro al Lago,

Seehotel Ambach


A groovy icon from the seventies, Seehotel Ambach presides over the shores of Lake Caldaro in Italy’s South Tyrol with its perfectly formed, curvaceous marshmallowy walls of laid-back glamour and a canvas of tangerine, vert and oxide reds which drape mid-century furniture pieces.

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Das Wanda boutique hotel, in Caldaro/Kaltern, South Tyrol
Kaltern am See/Caldaro al Lago,

Das Wanda


Modernity, fresh elegance and a natural hand are cornerstones within the restored traditional walls of boutique hotel, Das Wanda; a modern, natural retreat with a strong South Tyrolean heart.

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Villa Arnica Suites & Garden | Lana, South Tyrol, Italy | The Aficionados
Lana, Italy

Villa Arnica


A fabulously chilled 1920s villa with just ten gorgeous suites set to a rhythm of vineyards, vegetable gardens, velvets, rattans, good food, pool – and a past decked in creative glamour wrapped in mustard yellow

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Gasthaus Reichhalter 1477 Lana, South Tyrol - new design hotel guesthouse Italy
Lana,

1477 Reichhalter


Ceramics, pencil-lead greys, putty linens and aged furnishings headline at this restored design guesthouse of original simplicity in the cute market of Lana, South Tyrol.

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Villa Fluggi | Private Holiday House Merano, Italy | The Aficionados
Merano/Meran,

Villa Fluggi


A fabulous retro-design, five bedroom holiday home of smooth vintage in Merano, this design vacation-rental is gorgeous, a luxury haven dotted with thoughtful mid-century design pieces, layered with love.

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Ottmanngut, Merano, South Tyrol, Italy, hotel, boutique
Merano/Meran,

Ottmanngut


Small, delicate, exquisite; this creative residence is fully-stocked with vintage family pieces and curatorial heritage, and includes a fabulous orangerie thriving between the greenest of Mediterranean gardens and whitest snow-capped peaks.

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Hotel Milla Montis | Maranza, South Tyrol, Italy | The Aficionados
Meransen/Maranza,

Hotel Milla Montis


Rising up like delicate meringue-whipped peaks, mirroring the Dolomites panorama that surrounds it, the architecture and design of Hotel Milla Montis create an impact.

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Gloriette Guesthouse Soprabolzano - Cantilevered Rooftop infinity pool in South Tyrol designed by noa architects, overlooking the Dolomites
Oberbozen/Soprabolzano,

Gloriette Guesthouse


With mountain eye-candy stretching out in every direction, this nest egg of casual style is the perfect bolthole for urbanites who love the rural idyll framed by modernity and crowned by its fabulous rooftop infinity pool of sheer wow.

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Schgaguler Hotel Castelrotto in Alpe di Siusi South Tyrol designed by Peter Pichler Architecture
Seiser Alm/Alpe di Siusi,

Schgaguler Hotel


A design pad of style, the interior is eminently simple: floor-to-ceiling windows, bespoke carpentry, and a clean Alpine aesthetic that borrows from Italian design, the Danish principals of Hygge and a touch of sweet sophistication in the Japonesque detailing.

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Purity of nature and design in South Tyrol-Vigilius Mountain Resort, a design hotel created by architect, Matteo Thun
Vigiljoch/Monte San Vigilio,

Vigilius Mountain Resort


The vigilius mountain resort, created by architect, Matteo Thun, reclines in effortless eco style set to a fragrant Alpine landscape of larch trees, mountain pine, foxgloves and alpine roses.

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Alpine interiors of the Boutique hotel Weisses Kreuz & Mansion zum Löwen is a design and Spa hotel in Burgeis (Burgusio), situated in the Venosta Valley (Vinschgau), South Tyrol, Italy.
Vinschgau/Val Venosta,

Hotel Weißes Kreuz


Birch and smoked oak hug the thick walls and capture the house’s DNA from the days as a farmhouse barn. Once a resplendent Renaissance home to the Bishop and favoured lodgings for the merchant traders heading along the Romanesque Via Claudia Augusta.

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SKYALPS Airline | Flights to the Dolomites Bolzano | The Aficionados
JOURNAL

Fly direct to South Tyrol and the Dolomites


Get straight to the heart of the action with a new SkyAlps ski flight that lands directly from London, Brussels, Copenhagen, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Rotterdam & Hamburg into Bolzano, the Alpine capital of South Tyrol and perfectly placed for ski escapades in the UNESCO protected Dolomites.

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