5-Star Hotel Guide

South Tyrol

The northernmost region in Italy.

South Tyrol
South Tyrol

5-star hotel guide to South Tyrol

Two hours drive north of Venice you will find yourself in sublime South Tyrol, home to the craggy mountains of the Italian Dolomites, exquisite scenery dotted with charming villages, excellent wineries, an increasing number of Michelin-starred restaurants and some very fine 5-star hotels

Alternatively, you can also drive south from Austria, via Innsbruck, on the A22 Autobahn and experience the convergence of language and tradition in Italy’s most northerly region. Linguistics is a speciality of South Tyrol, where almost everyone speaks Italian, German, English and French and, if that’s not enough, they also have their own language, spoken nowhere else on the planet; Ladin.

Hiking, biking, climbing, walking, skiing – all mountain activities can be enjoyed here and when you’ve worked up an appetite, the cuisine is impressive. In the German-inspired north, the cooking is heavier, traditionally based around meat and potatoes, but in the south, the cured meats, cheeses and wine are exceptional.

Driving through South Tyrol is a real pleasure, with its winding roads meandering through stunning Dolomiti landscapes. It doesn’t take long to realise this region is one of Italy’s hidden gems.

Our recommended tour of the Dolomites takes in South Tyrol’s three best 5-star hotels, starting with the Adler Dolomiti in the lovely village of Ortisei in the Val Gardena area, the Adler Mountain Lodge, which is a 45 minute drive from Ortesei, or just 15 minutes if you leave the car and take the ski lift, and Hotel La Perla in Alta Badia. Any or all of these luxury hotels will provide a memorable introduction to the very best of the Italian Dolomites.

Reviews of Adler Dolomiti and Hotel La Perla coming soon.