In the past, when there was not yet electricity in the houses and the winters were even more snow-filled than today, the inhabitants of the valleys created an intimate atmosphere for themselves in cozy wooden- paneled parlors with tiled stoves, the typical main rooms of traditional houses. People knitted, sewed and made music there, and spent time with their loved ones. The parlor was a place to debate, to rest and to retreat. A meeting place for the entire family.
In fact, life used to be even more “hygge”. People got up with the first light of dawn, and went to sleep as soon as it got dark. They followed the rhythm of nature. We can no longer do that today, but still, while on vacation, you can look back on a lot of things and make yourself comfortable in the same traditional style of retreat, only with today’s comfort. The South Tyrolean parlors in hotels, restaurants, inns or wine taverns are still as comfortable as they were back then: wood paneled or with a warm stove. Hyggeliger than hyggelig. Close to bliss.
And no matter if it is an old farmhouse parlor or the salon of a designer hotel – there is still a cozy fire around the fireplace, the scent of wood, soft cushions and delicious Alpine-Mediterranean food. Just the little things to make you feel good. And in addition, exciting stories from times gone by, from life on the mountain. This is what Tyrolean serenity is about.