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23 Jul 2017
Tradition meets modernity

Timber is a key feature of the architecture at the ADLER resorts, particularly the ADLER Mountain Lodge, which was predominantly constructed from local trees.

At the ADLER Dolomiti in Ortisei, wood is present in the impressive beams above the hotel entrance and the enormous staircase dating from 1927, which was designed by the ‘star architect’ of the day, Clemens Holzmeister. This is a creation that is as powerful as it is elegant. The lobby of the neighbouring ADLER Balance is dominated by mysterious room partitions, every element of which is suggestive of the trees from which they came. The lobby and bar of the ADLER Thermae in Tuscany gleam with wall panelling inspired by the Siena Cathedral. There is a constant alternation between darkness and light that is simply bewitching. In the case of the Mountain Lodge, almost the entire building is constructed from this versatile material.

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15 Jul 2017
Buckwheat Crêpes - Recipe
2 servings
  • 150 gr buckwheat flour
  • 200 ml soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • ¼ liter vegetable stock (vegetable broth)
  • 100 gr fennel
  • 150 gr carrots
  • 100 gr mushrooms
  • 20 gr butter
  • salt
  • herbs
  • parsley
  • other herbs
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12 Jul 2017
Focaccia, Ciabatta, Grissini ...The miller and the ADLER Thermae

The extensive assortment of bread in Bagno Vignoni has a legendary reputation among our guests and is very unique for an “Italian” hotel.

How it came to be that the bread is baked fresh daily, and where the flours come from, tells a great deal about ADLER’s attention to quality.

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03 Jul 2017
Adolf Vallazza

A conversation with sculptor Adolf Vallazza from Val Gardena, who created the ADLER Mountain Lodge totem

Ortisei, Strada Sotria 6, rear entrance. This is where Adolf Vallazza has worked for half a century. You enter up a set of narrow wooden stairs. What awaits at the top is unbelievable. There are some 900 works in Vallazza’s studio. They are tightly packed together, magical sculptures that are reminiscent of people, animals and mythical figures. Chairs like majestic thrones with rigid geometric forms. Patterns of leaves, flowers, trees, instruments, houses and stars are all recognisable.

And then there are the totems, of course. His  trademark. Totems everywhere. Thin and chunky, long and wide, often featuring jigsaw-style puzzles of interlinked wooden pieces, which sometimes appear like stairs, waves or hill chains.

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