All around are the soaring, craggy Dolomites – feel soothed on arrival. Manfred and Sonja will be delighted to see you and eager to do all they can to please.
Though the building is young, it is a faithful reproduction of a 16th-century manor and blends in beautifully with the pretty village of Cortaccia (known as ‘Kurtatsch’ by the locals). Light roomy bedrooms, alpine-cosy with lots of pine have blissful views to vineyards, orchards and mountains; each has a loggia, a balcony or access to the garden.
This was Austria – the area turned Italian in 1919 – and the family restaurant opposite is a fascinating example of German Renaissance architecture. Gather there after a day hiking to enjoy the Italian and South Tyrolean dishes and a well-stocked bar.
Take a trip to Bolzano or Merano, sup your way around a wine tour, rent bikes, play golf – there are three courses nearby. Return to the sauna, steam room and lovely pool.