Villa Kaltern Piccola is a modern villa rental in the historic centre of the picturesque wine village Kaltern in the south of South Tyrol.
How would you describe Villa Kaltern Grande in a nutshell?
Villa Kaltern Grande is one of two luxurious villa rentals in Kaltern, a beautiful Alpine village in South Tyrol. Formerly the garden house of a noble palace, architect Prof. Walter Angonese transformed it into a first-class architectural sensation that can host up to 10 guests. The villa rental caters to a variety of guests and there have been wedding celebrations, family gatherings with small children or pets, and larger families.
Please tell us about the interior design and general atmosphere.
Our ideal was for the two villas to be turned into luxury rentals that exude a cosy atmosphere, with warm colours, lots of Italian influences, and a mixture of Mediterranean and Gothic Renaissance styles. That is exactly the kind of environment one will find in Kaltern and the south of South Tyrol as well. The architect we worked with put great emphasis on the villas’ interior designs as well as bringing in custom-made furniture, either local or from Italy. We had also consulted an artist in regards to colours. Both of them had worked together before and did a wonderful job.
To you personally, what do you think is so special about the villa?
The location of the villa is one of the things that make it so special. The view is amazing and even though we are centrally located, it still feels away from any town hustle and bustle. For those guests who enjoy preparing their own meals, they can easily walk to town and buy the best local produce without having to go far. The Mediterranean garden with its beautiful, quiet and private atmosphere is also wonderful.
What is your background and what was your inspiration to rent out both the villas?
We have always loved special places and beautiful furniture and therefore wanted to create something uniquely charming. When we had the opportunity to buy this property, we realized that we liked the city centre, but with a quiet atmosphere. Together we decided to give it a try for the next 10 to 15 years and see how guests receive the villas.
Are there a couple of restaurants within walking distance that you would recommend?
We have some pizzerias close by, which are quite nice and offer good, local food. The restaurants in the centre are moderate in price and are often favoured by any families that stay with us. The restaurants that are more elegant can be found further away from the city centre. There are Michelin starred restaurants in some of the neighbouring villages as well.