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LANA, SOUTH TYROL

Schwarzschmied

Photo & text credit: Slowdown Hotels

How to reconcile mind and body? Schwarzschmied has a fully developed philosophy that will make you feel good. Here it happens spontaneously.

The hotel itself is designed so that the rooms are intertwined, and create many unique corners thus setting a very special mood. An oasis for body and soul, and relaxation on several levels. How do they do that?

Light in nature creates a movement of colours.

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Slowdown value: Location, Lana

You are guaranteed to fall in love with Lana at first sight. The charming village is located in the hinterland of Merano, between Mediterranean Italy and Austrian Tyrol, where the terrain softens and terraces down into the lowlands. Every piece of land here is cultivated into extensive vineyards and lush orchards. Here, the rich heritage of old and innovative thinking of the new generation come together, to upgrade the tradition into advanced modern concepts and raise the experience to a new level that will awaken your senses and fill you with new energy.

Schwarzschmied is a nice starting point to numerous hiking trails around Lana and you will get the best insider tips.

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"The comfortable and stylish ambience is the antidote to one's daily stress"

Slowdown value: Balance

Modern, minimalist, but at the same time natural, warm and bright. Such is the concept of the interior of the Hotel Scwhwarzschmied. Sustainable and calm. The large windows provide good natural light and at the same time magnificent views of the surrounding vineyards and the famous Church Tower of Lana.

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The time of day and the weather set the mood and define the corners where you can relax during the magnificent sunsets and magical mornings. The hotel is full of nooks and crannies, both in the common areas and in the rooms, that will provide guests with new and exciting experience every time, so don’t plan short visits here.

 

"The sea is a real treasure chest of natural substances"

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The benefits for the body and skin

Slowdown value: Mindfulness

To be here and now. Feel the moment. Here, you feel it spontaneously. The central part of the hotel is the wellness area, designed with every aspect of self-care in mind. Schwarzschmied - Blacksmith retained its name after the original activity people performed here in the past – serving as the village blacksmiths who shod horses.

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Architect Christina von Berg, included the building’s roots in the renovation and created an exceptional concept where materials, textures and measures together form a comfortable and stylish ambiance that acts as an antithesis to today's stressful lifestyle and open space offices where one can no longer find a corner for oneself.

 

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breakfast  selection

breakfast specialities

There are several factors that affect one’s weel-being. Schwarzschmied, undertook a mission to encourage your self-care, and they strive to ensure this on several levels.

There is a Finnish sauna with a view of the inner garden, a Turkish sauna (steam bath sauna) and an outdoor Finnish sauna, with a view of the inner garden as well as the surrounding mountains. The garden is planted with luxurious flowers along its edges. In spring and summer, it swells with lush vegetation that creates a soothing and serene feeling of a magical field.

 

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Inhale, then exhale. Close your eyes. Breathe. Be aware of your mind and where it is going but do not cling to thoughts.

Slowdown value: A full holistic approach

A wide array of yoga programs with top teachers from around the world is available to guests in the morning and afternoon. For those who desire complete revitalization, high-quality Schwarzschmied Spa program with Susanne Kaufmann's exclusive line of organic cosmetics is something not to be overlooked.

 

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Slowdown value:  To move

 

Feel the calmness enter your body by means of the gentle scent of Susanne Kaufamn herbal spray that takes you to a field of herbs where worries dissipate. Feel your body. Listen to the silence and the voice of Stefanie Dariz, a renowned yoga teacher who directs your movements. A vacation with a yoga program and a resort with a holistic philosophy and treatment may just be the thing that will bring a new perspective on the holiday experience and how one returns home from vacation. Especially how one feels after vacation.

 

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Slowdown value: Art of living - food

Here the mornings start early. Most guests take advantage of the early morning yoga class where they gently awaken their bodies, or they choose to swim in the pool, when the autumn sunrises from the mist to reveal a scenery from a fantasy novel, complete with the bell tower of the Lana church. Only then comes the breakfast, offering a real experience of luxury.

 

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Carefully selected delicacies provided by the neighboring farms bring a genuine taste of the surroundings of Merano. You can squeeze the juice from the best Meran apples, carrots, celery, and ginger with the help of a juicer. A real detox and vitamin booster.

Here you will find fresh butter that looks like a cloud that you spread on a slice of bread. Bread comes in many varieties. There is something for every taste, for example, egg omelets, poached eggs in a glass, and more. The latter looks and tastes almost like a dessert, and there are other flavors, difficult to describe in words.

 

Slowdown value: Feel good »La Fucina«

The cherry on top of the cake. Every day. Regionally and locally, the food on your plate is an explosion of creativity that will rattle your palates and blow your mind away. The menu is tailored to each season, as the staff makes sure that only the ingredients that have the shortest path from the source to the kitchen are on the menu, each ingredient is grown no more than 3-4 hours away, and most seasonal vegetables are grown in their own gardens.

Their goal is to offer tastes, the way of life of the region as they know it, and to demonstrate it to the guest. It’s a pledge on which they fully deliver.

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In addition to tastes, the experience is enriched by the choice of space for dinner, as it is served in the main restaurant, in the outdoor garden during summer and spring, or in the lobby room, where the diners can find their corner and familiarity behind a marble table, believing, even if just for a brief moment, that they are dining in Paris.

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