Nestled amid palm trees, ferns and sunshine in the south of Italy’s beautiful, distinct South Tyrol, lies the village of Kaltern am See, or Caldaro al Lago, as it is also known; one of the most beautiful wine villages in the world. Surrounded by gently rolling hills, perched on the edge of a magnificent, sparkling lake and bordered by acres upon acres of vineyards, Kaltern am See is an idyll indeed – a winemaker’s (or wine lover’s) paradise. Cocooned in one of South Tyrol’s most hidden natural triumphs, sip a cool glass of local wine, ‘Kalterersee’, admire the view and float back in to the surrounding Cypress, fig and olive trees, fanned by the root-deep palms that give the place its unspoken Mediterranean vibe.
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, whose suites quietly mimic a wonderful small boutique hotel of understated design, with the warm intimacy of a local Bed & Breakfast founded on sleek style.read more
The South Tyrol/Alto Adige is all about a marriage of culture, language, tradition and nature, for this small pocket of Northern Italy shares more than just a border with Austria, this is an Alpinista lifestyle that flirts with Dolce Vita, where extreme sports junkies fuse with foodie aficionados and mother nature cradles the spectacular of the Dolomites.read more