We stumbled upon Soglio last year and enjoyed a fine lunch in the gardens of Hotel Palazzo Salis so this year we decided to stay one night and explore the village before heading off to Val Gardena. The hotel itself exudes old world charm. Having previously been a palace it has maintained many of its original features, furniture and decor so you are transported back in time.
As a family of three we stayed on the top floor where we enjoyed the huge quiet space of the bedrooms and views from our windows. It was good to disconnect from the outside world as there is no TV or radio. Beds were very comfortable. The bathrooms are basic but adequate and the only thing I would warn readers about is that there are no lifts so we had to drag our luggage up several floors of stone steps. You can drop off your bags outside of the hotel but have to park in the public car park five minutes away. Also, the road is very narrow through the village so with only centimeters to spare we unfortunately scraped a wing mirror on the road up.
Dinner was excellent. Dishes were local to the area and I enjoyed a delicious kid stew with polenta and my husband had the grilled local trout, complimented with wine from the region. Breakfasts were also good, a lovely spread of fresh fruits, meats, cheeses and breads.
One of the main draws of this hotel is the delightful garden. We enjoyed a late lunch in the shade of the old trees and like most of the guests reading or napping on the lawn in the sun.
There is an easy walk behind the village you can do in a couple of hours where you can hike up and admire the view.
A great start to our holiday!