Overlooking the village of Tesido, this architectural gem, owned and operated by the Feichter family, has undergone significant structural evolutions since its opening in 1978. By the wide-eyed and jaw-dropping reactions of the guests, not to mention my own, AT-ALPEN TESITIN Wellness Panorama Resort captivates even the most well-travelled of guests while infusing a dash of South Tyrolean flair along the way.
LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN
A welcome kit with activities and itineraries accompanied by a tour of the resort sets the imagination in motion. The warm and welcoming staff will bring your personal belongings to your room while you enjoy a glass of wine at the delightful open space bar with a 360-degree view of the Dolomites—after all, you are now in South Tyrol, also known as “The land of wines.”
MAGICAL NIGHTS MAKE FOR INSPIRATIONAL MORNINGS
Twice a day, at sunrise and sunset, the mountains turn a lavender pink, a phenomenon known as alpenglow—resulting from the composition of the dolostone (dolomite rock), made of calcium and magnesium. When the sun’s rays hit these two elements at just the right angle, it paints the mountains into a lavender-pinkish-hue. Though the glow fades, its hue remains captured in the spirit of the observer. Mornings begin with a gourmet buffet breakfast inside an almost fairytale-like area of the resort as if you were sipping South Tyrolean milk—the white gold of South Tyrol— in an enchanted snow- capped forest. After breakfast, it’s time to imagine your day: Snowshoe Hiking-Skiing Winter-Trekking-Cross Country Skiing, Sledding, Snow rafting and Ice Climbing, or if you fancy staying in, pamper yourself in the Alpine Wellness and Spa zone, revitalizing yourself to a Vital & Detox treatment or one of their endless offerings of massages and scrubs.
SOUTH TYROL, A RARE GEM: CULTURALLY, LINGUISTICALLY, AND GEOGRAPHICALLY
Italian creativity and Austrian elegance create a singularity that epitomizes the people’s and culture’s uniqueness. This stunning part of Italy, which once was part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire until 1918, was annexed by Italy after the defeat of the Central Powers of World War I. Today South Tyrol is an autonomous Italian province established in 1948. The dominant spoken language is German, with an estimated 70% of South Tyroleans speaking German as their first language) while 25% speak Italian and 5% Ladin—an ancient Rhaeto- Romance language. Catching up on your German before making your trip is not mandatory, but it will help you feel more attuned to the environment.
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ENJOY SOUTH TYROL — 5 SEASONS OF THE YEAR
South Tyrol offers multi-sensorial experiences all year round, each season designed to regenerate the mind and body in its own unique way. Enjoy hiking & climbing, biking/e-biking, and golf, not to mention its wellness practices which include forest and hay bathing (laying in tubs of mountain pine, medicinal herbs, wildflowers and heated hay). And yes… South Tyrol boasts five seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall and Törggelen— a festive autumn tradition so unique it has become a season all its own.
SUITES & ROOMS
Alpen Tesitin Resort boasts 78 accommodations. Some suites and rooms have a garden view or mountain view of Plan de Corones, Flame fireplaces and bathtubs with breathtaking views. All rooms include gourmet breakfast, lunch, afternoon buffet and gourmet dinner. A minor detail but one worth mentioning is their unique bedding techniques— each day, a different design.
The cuisine is a selection of fresh and local produce spoiling you with intense and seductive scents and traditional dishes made with an international twist as well as a 365-wine list and two sommeliers at your service.
SPA, WELLNESS AND TOTAL RELAXATION
Indulge and lose yourself in a romantic setting with a mountain view. The Wellness area includes:
- The panoramic indoor pool
- Sun infinity pool
- Diving pool
- Panoramic Infusion Sauna Caption
- Brine Steam Bath
- Crystal Bath
- Finnish Sauna in Kelo Wood
- Hair salon
- Total Body Treatments
- Natural Cosmetics
LUXURY-CABRIOLET-RENTING “DRIVE SPIRIT”
Experience dream days cruising South Tyrol’s 150km wine route in a dream cabriolet of your choice: Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS (992), the Mercedes – Benz AMG GTC and the Lamborghini Hurracàn Evo Spyder.