San Cassiano, Alta Badia

Alta Badia? San Cassiano? Where are they? Alta Badia’s commune is in the Dolomite’s Val Badia. San Cassiano nestled there too, goes back to the Bronze Age’s Rhaetians, later conquered by Rome. Their preserved Ladin culture includes the ancient language spoken by 94% of locals. It became part of Italy after WWI. Today San Cassiano is a secret jewel: romantically Italian, brushed with Austrian efficiency, with Michelin restaurants, some bars, the Ladin Museum, the butcher, the baker, the gourmet grocer, and town church. No fancy fashion shops here – just an ideally indulgent resort for families and foodies that doesn’t empty the bank – perfect!

And the skiing? San Cassiano is one of twelve Dolomite areas with 450 lifts, 760 trails over 149,000 acres, no queues here – the largest ski area, anywhere! The town cable car takes you to the wonders of UNESCO’s Dolomites. Franz Kostner guided tourists after the Great War and the first lift was built in 1947. Today, all are top of the line. Try the six-hour Sella Ronda over four passes with a rifugio lunch en route. The Grande Guerre is a tour of military defenses and tunnels. Those battlefields, today, are our pistes. Experience solitude in Hidden Valley’s beauty of endless ice-covered peaks. Go on a gourmet ski safari. Too many choices? Charlie Tessari can guide you till the Dolomites turn vibrant red in the late day sun.

Gateway City: Venice
Transfer Time: 2 hours
Via: Motorcoach


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  • English Spoken
  • Expensive
  • Family Resort
  • Fine Food
  • Fly Luggage
  • Glacier Express
  • Haute Route
  • High Season Lines
  • Long Season
  • Lots to do
  • No Cars
  • Olympic Resort
  • Party Town
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Hotels in San Cassiano, Alta Badia

Hotel Lagacio

Pio and Margreth Camin did years of research before opening their 24-suite hotel in ’09. Here discreet luxury meets elegant Nature with traditional Ladin elements: untreated local woods, ancient timbers, slate or wooden floors, and warm-colored linen and loden fabrics. Each floor centers around a different Dolomite maritime fossil found by Pio. While the dining room serves breakfasts, dine-around dinners can be arranged and kitchenettes pre-stocked. The spa offers sauna, Jacuzzi, steam, and an ice well. Heating is thermal, electric is solar. The Lagacio, by Nature and man, meets all the needs of our modern comforts.

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Ciasa Salares

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The hotel originally opened in 1965 as a tiny pension in a ski-in meadow hosted by the first of three Wieser generations. Today it is a 50-room hotel and the family’s passions are food, wine and mountains, order yet to be decided. The generations greet guests from the grandmother to her sommelier grandson who hosts fondue evenings in the 23,000-bottle wine cellar. The Michelin restaurant, La Siriola, is near the Cheese and Chocolate rooms where you take your pick. There are two other restaurants and a wine bar. Their art collection graces walls of the châlet-style hotel. Individual rooms have Swiss stone pine for sweeter dreams. The spa covers our needs: pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam. And, ciasa is ‘home’ in Ladin, so stay a while!

Before October 30, less 5% for 7 nights or stay 7, pay 6 except: December 22/January 6 & February 11/March 4, 2018

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