HOTEL CIASA SALARES
HOTEL CIASA SALARES is a family-run alpine retreat in the Alta Badia, literally translated as the “heart of the Dolomites.” Located between lush mountain pastures and the majestic, sheer cliffs iconic to the area, the Alta Badia has been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site for its stunning geography. Unsurprisingly, these breathtaking peaks provide world-class alpine recreation, and Hotel Ciasa Salares affords excellent access to some of Europe’s best skiing and most stunning winter sightseeing. Its ski-in-ski-out location is walking distance from the Armentarola lift, which is a part of the massive Dolomiti Superski network that connects 450 ski lifts with a single pass. In the summer, the meadows are bedecked with picturesque wildflowers, and top-notch hiking, biking, and climbing for adventurers of all skill levels is available. For three generations this hotel has been run by the Wiesers, who welcome guests like family and whose knowledge of the area and passion for hospitality is contagious.
The rooms are well designed with modern amenities, gorgeous woodwork, and handcrafted textiles that evoke an alpine ambiance. The excellent spa and fitness facilities offer an indoor pool, Turkish bath, Finnish sauna, and solarium. The gastronomic experience here is the cherry on top, defined by a passion for food and wine passed down through the Wieser family for generations. La Siriola features Italy’s youngest Michelin-starred chef, who serves extraordinary menus celebrating excellence in cuisine in keeping with the motto “Km zero,” in which ingredients are sourced according to quality, and no longer according to geographical proximity. From the five variations of foie gras, to suckling pig, to gorgeous carrot and passion fruit soup, a meal at La Siriola is an exceptional culinary adventure. Further adding to the experience is the upscale alpine décor and unique plates made from slabs of local wood, which diners may take home as a memento of their visit.