Art and Tradition in Hotel Tyrol in Villnösstal Valley, South Tyrol
Ladin crafts and culture in Trentino-South Tyrol
At the Hotel Tyrol, creativity is not just limited to the kitchen. The love and appreciation of art has always played a prominent role in our family and various artworks such as drawings, paintings and sculptures lend our rooms a special atmosphere. Many of these are the work of the senior owner, Oswald Senoner, who in over 40 years created paintings and sculptures in wood as well as in bronze.
Works by other artists embellish the foyer, the rooms and the hotel tavern. Among these, is the famous sculptor, Wilhelm Senoner, brother of Oswald. The works on display are based on a variety of themes and subjects, providing an insight into the Ladin culture of the Dolomites. The legends, history and its age-old craft tradition still live on, such as the woodcarving tradition in Val Gardena Valley. The paintings and sculptures gracing the Tyrol Hotel provide guests with an interesting window into the history of contemporary art in this region.
Dolomites Slow Living in Hotel Tyrol in Villnösstal Valley
Organic food and fair trade produce at the Hotel Tyrol
In an ever-faster world, there is increasing desire for authenticity and sustainability also affecting what we eat and drink. We are keen to preserve our green and tranquil valley and our alternative economic model is based on social solidarity, common justice, environmental responsibility and inclusivity. Thanks to independent hydroelectric power generation, the Hotel Tyrol in Villnösstal Valley produces its own electricity, rendering us completely self-sufficient for all our energy needs.
We are committed to utilising fair trade products, which are locally sourced and always in season. These include the mutton from the renowned Villnösser Brillenschaf “bespectacled sheep” of the Villnösstal. As one of the oldest indigenous sheep breeds in Europe, it is one of the ecologically sustainable foods listed by the Slow Food Council.
The village of Funes/Villnöss is also one of 25 "Alpine Pearls". This association of localities promotes sustainable public transport as an alternative to private transport. With the DolomiteMobilCard, cardholders enjoy free and unlimited access on all local public transport.