In particular, the woodcarving industry has flourished since the 17th century. Since the 19th century, they have focused on statues and altars for Catholic Churches. Later they started to realize wooden toys. One of the valley’s best-known products is the peg wooden doll which was popular all over Europe and America in the 19th century. The production has been sent all over the world, this is why it’s so famous.
Nevertheless, In Val Gardena there are magnificent landscapes and a vast range of sport activities and offers.
Ortisei, S. Cristina and Selva Gardena are three beautiful localities in the midst of the famous Dolomite mountain scenery.
Moreover, this zone offers numerous exciting leisure-time opportunities for lovers of both sports and culture.
During the winter you can go skiing and in summer you can hike. Perfect choice for each season.
Least but not last, the culinary delicacies: the local and genuine food tradition is respected in every dishes served.
We stayed in Ortisei, a picturesque capital of Val Gardena.
It represents the perfect combination of modern and traditional.
In fact, it’s famous for its ornate woodcarvings and the lovely pedestrian area with great shops and cafés.
Who loves art, the wood works can be found in Christmas markets.
What’s more, in winter there are so many pistes to go skiing or snowboarding. The direct connections to the Dolomiti Superski area and the Sella Ronda make everything simpler.
For the ones who doesn’t practice sports, you can stroll or shop in the centre of Ortisei or just relax enjoying the endless beautiful landscapes.
Hence, it’s the perfect spot for relax and restore your strength.
Adler Dolomiti Spa & Sport Resort
This is even more true if you stay inAdler Dolomiti Spa and Sport Resort in Val Gardena.
In fact, it’s a five stars spa hotel, the best one in this most popular holiday regions in South Tyrol.
I didn’t know that so I was pretty surprised when they told me that this is a hotel with 200 years of history! The hall and the stairways are the original ones, that’s astonishing.
As you could see below, this structure represents a combination of wellness and relax, sport, culinary delights and dolce vita.
All of this is surrounded by the world’s most beautiful mountains: from the room you can enjoy this natural scenery.
Highlights at Adler Dolomiti Spa & Sport Resort in Val Gardena
First of all, I wanna say something about the Wellness Water World: indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, relaxation areas, baths, salt water pools. A stimulating choice!
It’s called “Aguana” and it’s the largest in the Dolomites (3,500 sq.m.) and it’s located in the mid of the Adler Park (9,000 sq.m.). It’s a fascinating world where you can experience alternation of hot and cold, water and vapour, scents and sounds.
You can stay there for hours enjoying rest, relaxation and regeneration with fine views of the beautiful mountain scenery.
Secondly, the Spa: there is a long list of international award-winning treatments, perfect for regenerating yourself.
Least but not last: the culinary experiences.
The restaurant offers traditional dishes of South Tyrol and cosmopolitan cuisine. The result of this unique fusion is Italian healthy delicious gourmet eating.
A lot of attention is given to fresh seasonal products of the region and to culinary finesse. New creations are made every day.
In particular, in the Balance Gourmet Restaurant you can enjoy Balance Health Cuisine with delicious dishes, also prepared with lot of attention to client’ special needs.
The breakfast is very various and you can find different chefs waiting for you to order something. From salty to sweet, there is It’s almost an embarrassment of riches. at your table, you will find a sort of “Adler newspapers”, filled in with the dinner menu, the indoor and outdoor activities organized from the hotel, the sport schedule of the day that takes place in the gym and other interesting things.
At lunch, there is the possibility to eat in the restaurant where a salad buffet is waiting for people incoming and the waiters are there to suggest you what to eat a la carte.
Otherwise, if you don’t feel so hungry you can wait 2 p.m. when a cold dishes buffet is prepared in the hall.
Regarding the dinner, it’s different every night and there are different vegetarian, meat or fish dishes. The waiters are there for recommending the perfect wine pairings. The atmosphere is amazing because of the picturesque backdrop.
As a conclusion, this luxury 5 star Hotel Adler Dolomiti offers you only the best for unforgettable holidays at the heart of the most beautiful mountains in the world: Val Gardena in the Dolomites. Try it and you won’t regret it, I guarantee you.
Adler Resorts brand
Doing my researches I’ve found out that Adler Resorts brand currently includes different places in Italy.
The ADLER THERMAE Spa & Relax Resort in Val d’Orcia – Tuscany, the ADLER BALANCE Spa & Health Residence, located directly upstream of the ADLER DOLOMITI, and the ADLER Mountain Lodge at Alpe di Siusi. Each one of them has its own charme!
In this page you will find all of them.