We are not vegan but we had the opportunity to stay in the unique hotel La Vimea in South Tyrol and it was pretty amazing.
First of all, the location: nestled in the quiet town of Naturno surrounded by the mountains of the Val Venosta, La Vimea offers a secure getaway closed also to Merano, a gem in South Tyrol. It’s the first of its kind in Italy.
Merano is a cute village close to La Vimea and it can be reached by car in 15 minutes.
You can enjoy a wonderful view walking in the Tappeiner Trail, one of the most fascinating in Europe.
The park offers a pond and a wooden deck for practicing yoga session. You feel like being in a isolate island due to the tranquility and peace. In the park of la Vimea you can also find an outdoor forest sauna. This can be enjoyed before the natural bathing pond.
Of course La Vimea offers also indoor pool, bio and Finnish sauna, a hotstone lounge and a relaxation room with tea and fruits.
La Vimea welcomes adults and children but only with at least 12 years old. This is not an easy choice but it’s only in order to guarantee the peaceful atmosphere.
The cuisine needs to be explained: I usually thought that vegan cuisine couldn’t be interesting or tasty but I was wrong. During my stay, I noticed that breakfast buffet was so various: pancakes, cakes, yogurt and others. The same for the dinner: a 5 course and 5 stars dinner that may include risotti, salad, soup and a sweet recipe to conclude the experience! All the dishes are colorful and with a great taste. The wine deserves a particular note: you can find wines which are made in the Tuscany estate by the owner of this hotel. They are amazing (and vegan, too).
The cuisine is completely vegan and organic. The chef uses only regional and seasonal fruits and vegetables and creates everything: the breads, the cake, the soups and so on. All hand-made, with a particular attention to allergies and intolerances.
The organic products are grown at Agrivilla i Pini in Tuscany or purchased from regional farmers in South Tyrol. This can be traduced into quality of the final recipe.
Least but not last, don’t forget you can enjoy yoga sessions in la Vimea in South Tyrol. You just have to enjoy the silence, breath pure air and listen to your mind and soul. La Vimea offers different kind of lessons (Vinyasa, Pranayama, Ying and Yang and sound meditation). You can book your classes or sign up for private lesson.
So what are you waiting for? Book your stay and your body, mind and soul will thank you.