The steep peaks of the Dolomites. The gentleness of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The charm of Italy. Authenticity and elegance. Welcome to Viola Nassivera and Rocco Liggieri’s hotel in Sauris.
“Passion for this profession gets passed down from one generation to the next. And hospitality is a tradition.”
1400 m above the valley of lake Sauris, in Carnia in northern Italy, authenticity meets nature. It’s here in the Dolomites that this extraordinary resort, the Chalet-Hôtel Borgo Eibn Mountain Lodge, The Originals Relais, first saw the light of day. “Our hotel is a unique model of family hospitality, the perfect combination of freedom, excellence, privacy and attention", explain Viola and Rocco who run this four-star hotel built entirely of stone and precious wood. With its 15 luxury suites divided between three traditional chalets, and a spa, pool and restaurant, this charming hotel achieves perfect harmony with its superb natural environment.
“The three chalets were rebuilt sustainably, by recovering precious wood and stones over 200 years old”, explain Viola and Rocco. Their key word is enchantment. For the 15 suites divided between these chalets are veritable cocoons combining tradition and high-tech. Beautiful fireplaces create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. All the suites are equipped with ultra-modern kitchens and tastefully decorated bathrooms. They have balconies or terraces with mountain views.
- Room service
- Air-conditioned room
- Rooms for disabled guests
The hotel has its own restaurant, the Borgo Eibn, where traditional Italian cuisine is served in a magnificent room that opens onto the natural surroundings. You can head for the bar too, to relax in a cosy atmosphere. And to make sure your day gets off to the right start, Viola and Rocco offer a buffet or continental breakfast, served in the restaurant or in your room. “Breakfast consists essentially of produce from our own farm, where we produce charcuterie, meat and cheeses”, explains Viola.
LE BORGO EIBN
Viola and Rocco's hotel is set in the Dolomites, in northern Italy. It’s a location that lends itself to relaxation, and to exploring tourist and cultural attractions.
Known as Tiepolo’s city, Udine is home to many of the 18th-century artist’s masterpieces, as well as those of his son Giandomenico, such as the remarkable frescoes that adorn the Dome, the Palazzo Arcivescovile and the Oratorio della Purità. Take a stroll in the city centre, where you’ll find elegant palaces of Venetian Gothic style, such as the Hôtel de Ville and the Loggia del Lionello which attest to an age-old link with Venice. At the top of a hill, an imposing castle houses the civic museums.