Villa Kaltern Grande is part of an ensemble of two luxurious villa rentals in the historic centre of the picturesque wine village Kaltern in the south of South Tyrol.
How would you describe Villa Kaltern Piccola in a nutshell?
In Kaltern, a charming Alpine village in South Tyrol, modern Villa Kaltern Piccola is one of two luxury villa rentals. This unique jewel combines contemporary comforts with an architectural past and a traditional village setting. Villa Kaltern Piccola is the smaller of the two villas and set into a soothing Mediterranean garden with sunbeds, a barbecue station, and a herb garden. Villa Kaltern Piccola sits on the bottom end of the property, while Villa Kaltern Grande is at the top. That way both houses face different directions, ensuring privacy for each group of guests.
Please tell us about the interior design and general atmosphere.
Our idea 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 style. 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 with Villa Kaltern Grande and modern Villa Kaltern Piccola.
To you personally, what do you think is so special about the villa?
The location of Villa Kaltern Piccola 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 was your inspiration to rent 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.