Lagació is a fabulously chilled boutique hotel & spa with an eco heart that sits in awe of the UNESCO Dolomites. Passion was the guiding principle behind the concept of regional soul with luxury designer accents, inspired by the mighty Lagazuoi Mountain.
The family has triumphed in creating an idyllic cozy place of boutique luxury that still echoes traditional South Tyrolean style, all the while geared for the modern urbanist.
Lagació is a place where the homemade jams complement the local cured meats, a place where the mountain inspired spa balances the soul and blends seamlessly with nature pure.
Luxurious natural woods are offset by crafted local stone and woven fabrics, with regional bric-a-brac capturing the Ladin culture. Lagació succeeds in being both modern and pastoral in essence, flavoured by the past though the personal touches. The South Tyrolean good life indeed, at the foot of the Dolomites.
Lagació sits surrounded by the mountains in the small town of San Cassiano, Alta Badia, in the South Tyrolean province of Bolzano (Bozen).
With the scenic backdrop of the Unesco Dolomite mountains, the hotel is 11km from Sass de Stria mountain and 12km from Falzarego Pass.
The Piz Sorega gondola, 100 yards up the road from Lagació, links into the Dolomite ski circus, 1,200km (750 miles) of pistes and 450 lifts covered by the Superski pass, the most extensive in the world.
Alta Badia is of course famous for its food, with several Michelin-starred restaurants right in the village of San Cassiano and a dozen just beyond - for this reason, Lagació opted to offer self-catering within its suites, and also went for a fabulous spa instead of a hotel restaurant.
They serve the most delicious breakfast of course, all bio and organic, teaming with homemade produce of South Tyrol. As most of the suites are geared for self-catering they also have created a little online shop where you can order your very own bio-crates of deliciousness.
Our bet is that when you chat with the owners you will discover the gourmet trail in the countless chalets, cafés and restaurants - everything from farmhouse warmth to the Mediterranean delicacies of Alta Badia.
Being so close to the Dolomites, you don't really want to spend time cooped away, and thankfully here considerate design has created an eco La Palsa Spa that has large floor-to-ceiling windows and lots of outdoor terraces and balconies to take in the good air and Alpine eye candy - also in itself truly holistic. Inside a natural wooden cocoon lends an air of being warmly hugged by calmness.
La Palsa is from the local Ladin culture and appropriately literarily means - relaxation. Further connectivity to South Tyrol is conveyed through genius TEAM Dr. Joseph - who craft products that harness "the power of nature in a jar" with an intelligent use of herbs & plants from the South Tyrol region, as well as their own herbery.
La Palsa Spa also sports a gym - with a view - so you can pretend to run up the mountains. There is a sauna, Finnish sauna, a low-temperature bio sauna and an ice fountain for cooling.
Signature "Ladin" inspired treatments include the South Tyrol Hay Bath peppered with meadow herbs & flowers, the Honey Massage and an array of tempting treatments created by TEAM Dr. Joseph for beauty & chilling in the South Tyrol.
A family friendly hotel full of 24+ family suites, Lagació is a place for rest and relaxation for all ages, including in its rooms small conveniences like a baby bottle warmer, baby monitor and cot for the younger guests. The Alta Badia valley is a playground in itself and offers lots of children’s parks as well as a museum, alongside excellent skiing for the whole family.
A love of nature runs through Pio & Margareth Canins’ inspiration for their hotel as much as their profound attachment to Ladin culture and a deep passion for the protection of the environment, “this is the way we live day by day, beautifully simple when you know how”.
When creating this place, the couple poured their travel tales, own ethos and personal way of living into the concept – this is more than just a hotel – it is a way of life that feels more like the modern mountain home of good friends from the village of San Cassiano, called Pio & Margareth.
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