The Vibe: Chic.
The Area: Nestled in the heart of Val d’Adige/Etschtal Valley, the Alpine-Mediterranean village of Lana is a vibrant hub renowned for its fine wines, Alpine/Northern Italian delicacies, and great shopping. Thanks to its a distinctive landscape—Mount Vigiljoch is lined with pine trees, forests, and wooden gabled farmhouses – Lana is the ideal starting point for many cycling and hiking routes, such as the sunny Tappeinerweg trail, a 19th-century landscaped botanical trail with over 400 labeled tree and shrub specimens.
The DNA: Originally built in 1925, Villa Arnica‘s vintage styling and understated glamor evoke a bygone era, while contemporary design pieces and fixtures provide a spark of refreshing modernity. A swimming pool and glamorous 1960s pool house surrounded by lush, landscaped grounds complete the picture of an Italian idyll, and the garden-to-table culinary concept is the embodiment of la dolce vita. Original features have been extensively restored and reanimated – from the refurbished herringbone flooring and cross-vault ceilings, to the freshly polished terrazzo and reupholstered soft furnishings. A muted Mediterranean color palette of ochre, terracotta, and sage augments the light grey walls and subtle floral accents, while an eclectic collection of antiques, flea market finds, and contemporary design pieces add character and texture. Large windows bookended by forest green shutters frame views over the vineyard and allow for the hotel’s private and public spaces to be flooded with natural daylight.
Suite-Me-Up: Designed to be respectful of the heritage building’s structural integrity, each of the guestrooms and suites at Villa Arnica is entirely unique in layout and design. Illuminated by glass globe lighting, the guestrooms are a lesson in restrained luxury complete with vintage furniture and a curated collection of curios. Bathrooms are elegantly outfitted in Lasa marble and feature Zucchetti fixtures and organic amenities, and the Suite boasts a freestanding bathtub for the ultimate indulgence.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 10 rooms & suites (20-45m2) (215-484 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2019 • architecture & interior design: Biquadra • bathroom amenities: Susanne Kaufmann ✅ free on-site parking • pets allowed