Hotel Savoy is a traditional 4-star hotel situated in La Villa (also known as Stern in German) – one of the idyllic mountain villages found in the Ladin-speaking Alta Badia holiday resort. La Villa is a perfect base to explore the spectacular South Tyrolean Dolomites which, together with parts of the Dolomites in the nearby Trento and Belluno areas, have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2009. From ski slopes and snowshoeing trails to walking paths and MTB routes, the area offers memorable outdoor experiences all year round. Leave the daily grind behind and immerse yourself in a natural landscape that is steeped in legend!
ask our reception team about the guided tours available, which run the gamut from ski tours and snowshoeing excursions to walks and mountain bike tours – and discover the local gems in good company!
La Villa is situated at an altitude of 1,433 metres in the heart of Alta Badia. With its picturesque castle and church, the village looks like something straight from a fairy-tale book. The meadows in the valley form a fascinating juxtaposition with the impressively ragged peaks of the Dolomites and bear witness to the area’s historical heritage, with the surviving historical settlements called "Viles". The modern La Villa is a lively, trendy mountain village that attracts a wide international public through its commitment to sports like cycling and skiing and an interesting calendar of regular summer and winter events. Tucked away between two natural parks – the Puez-Odle and the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Parks, La Villa and our hotel enjoy one of the most unique and privileged locations in the South Tyrolean Dolomites.
The Puez-Odle Nature Park is very interesting, especially from a geological point of view, as all the different rock formations that are typical of the Dolomites can be found there. This diversity is also reflected in the landscape, with the monotonous plateau of Puez on one side building a delightfully incongruous picture with the high peaks of Cir, Geisler, Sassongher, and Sass de Putia. The Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park, on the other hand, is a horn of plenty of colours, water, and wildlife. Mostly covered by Alpine pastures and meadows and protected by steep rock faces, it is home to the extraordinary flora and fauna that is typical of the Dolomites. Arnica, gentians, and marmots are just a few of the surprises that you might come across while exploring the area.
Hikes begin directly on our doorstep. Alternatively, take the cable car to 2.000 m and explore the mountains of Alta Badia by undertaking a leisurely or more challenging hiking or climbing tours. From time to time, take a well-deserved break in a rustical mountain hut. Strengthen yourself with a refreshing drink and a small meal before continuing to your next adventure. Look forward to plenty of sun, fresh mountain air, unforgettable panoramas, and, of course, lots of fun with your loved ones.
Secrets are hard to keep now that we live in the digital age, but for long years the somewhat remote area of Alta Badia has been a hidden gem for discerning cyclists… and not just because of its exciting mountain bike and downhill trails or scenic road bike and E-bike itineraries. The area offers also a variety of dedicated shops and rentals, experienced guides, and red-letter events like the Sellaronda Bike Day, the Dolomites Bike Day and the Maratona dles Dolomites road bicycle race. Rent an E-bike directly at the hotel and set off to explore the Bike Beats – Alta Badia Trails on the Piz Sorega plateau, which is also a favourite haunt of freeride bikers. Those seeking to add an adrenaline kick to their bike holiday in the Dolomites should not miss the Gardenaccia freeride trail.
The best time to spend a cycling holiday in Alta Badia is from late May to mid-October. For more tips and maps, please contact reception – we will be delighted to assist you!
Just a few metres from our hotel, the Piz La Ila ski lift takes you to the Alta Badia ski area with 103 slopes. This is the ultimate destination for skiers and snowboarders with connections to the Dolomiti Superski ski circuit and access to the Sellaronda, the ski tour around the Sella massif, as well as many other tours. Another major attraction in the immediate vicinity of our hotel is the Gran Risa World Cup ski piste, which is only 15 metres away. This world-famous slope has been the renowned venue of the Alpine Ski World Cup for many years now. Other rewarding activities in winter include tobogganing, cross-country skiing in the Alta Badia cross-country centre, snowshoe hiking, ice-skating, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and visits to the surrounding Christmas markets.
You certainly won’t be bored on your family holiday in our hotel in the South Tyrolean Dolomites. Enjoy summer while swimming, hiking, climbing or cycling. Have fun in the snow in winter by going tobogganing, ice-skating, skiing, or simply relaxing on a horse-drawn sleigh. The Piz La Ila plateau near our hotel offers enjoyable hiking and cycling trails in summer, and in winter, plenty of fun in the snow thanks to its ski school, ski kindergarten, and fun park. Many highlights for the whole family await you in the Movimënt recreational park next to the mountain station of the cable car on the Piz La Ila plateau. It offers climbing wall, sports equipment, Kneipp trails, Nordic walking routes, and much more – all in front of our spectacular Marmolada glacier. Our all-year-round tip: visit the Spaghettino Park in Pralongià and get some amazing insight into the animal kingdom of the Dolomites.
The Alta Badia resort also offers plenty of cultural attractions, like the Oies pilgrimage site, dedicated to Saint Freinademetz, the Museum Ladin Ciastel de Tor in San Martino in Badia, and the Museum Ladin Ursus Ladinicus in San Cassiano, with intersting information about the prehistorical Ladin cave bear. In La Villa, the majestic Ćiastel Colz castle and the village church, built in 1516 and dedicated to Saint Maria ad Stellam, are definitely worth a visit. An interesting fact: La Villa owes its German name (Stern, which means “star”) to the church. Book your stay at Hotel Savoy and discover the extraordinary natural and cultural landscape of Alta Badia, in northern Italy!