La Perla
Corvara, Alta Badia, Dolomites, Italy

La Perla

Surrounded by a ring of mountains known as the Sella Massif, La Perla is a jewel in the crown of Alta Badia, a unesco-rated region of the Italian Dolomites. Tucked away in the picturesque village of Corvara, this family-run hotel has been renowned for its exceptional service and for being a slice of la dolce vita in the mountains since it opened in the fifties.

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Facilities

  • La Perla features 51 bedrooms—it is worth forking out for one with a pretty balcony—and elegant spaces that are decorated in the classic Ladin style by the charming Costas: wood-burning stoves and carved wooden beds mingle with friendly staff dressed in dirndls and lederhosen.
  • 3 brand new suites on the top floor, renovated in 2023.

Wellness & Spa

  • The welcoming spa, comes with its indoor pool, sauna, and Turkish bath.

Wine & Dine

  • Start your morning with the hearty local breakfast: bread topped with the freshest ricotta cheese, made on a small farm just minutes away by Mrs. Bernadetta, alongside seasoned pork loin from the local butcher, loppolo, and eggs however you like them.
  • Before settling in for some après-ski at La Perla Bistro. Ask the barman to make you a martini and enjoy the daily live music.
  • Sumptuous dinners are a fourcourse meal with such dishes as chestnut risotto with black truffle, alongside a selection of cheeses from the hotel’s impressive Cheese selection. If you want to book something a little special, make a dinner reservation in their private wine cellar (probably the best Sassicaia selection outside of Tuscany), the Michelin-starred La Stüa de Michil.

Dresscode

  • Dress in après-ski casuals: elegantly understated cashmere and stylish knit scarves.

Budget

  • Rates start at EUR. 550 per night.
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Location & Setting

  • La Perla enjoys an unbeatable position — ski-in/ski-out at its best — with the Col Alt slopes passing directly by the hotel.
  • The town center, with its bars, restaurants, après-ski, and shops is a stone’s throw away.

Activities

  • Alta Badia’s 500 kilometers of slopes, which pass right by the hotel and are best to explore with a guide—ask for Giovanni. The famed Armentola run is nearby, which has a 9-kilometer descent, epic views included.
  • In summer, the Sellaronda transforms into a climbing and biking paradise.

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When to Go

  • The winter season usually runs from the beginning of December to the end of March; the summer season is from the beginning of June to the end of September.

How to Get There

  • Nearest airports: Bolzano (60 km), Innsbruck (130 km), Venice (180 km), Munich (280 km).
  • By Car: take the Brennero Motorway A22, exit Brixen, follow signs to Sankt Lorenzen, and via Val Badia, you will reach Corvara.
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