On the verge of the good old days, right in the middle of Villabassa village, lies the historic Hotel Emma, so named after legendary hostess Emerentiana Hellenstainer. Her cordiality, frontier spirit, and unrivalled cooking lured scholars, scientists, and aristocrats from England, France, and America to Alta Pusteria almost 200 years ago.
at the centre of Villabassa village, Alta Pusteria
historicism, vaults, 16th-century foundation
savoury & healthy dishes from Imperial to modern times
the tangible history of legendary hostess Emma
And they keep coming. Wood-panelled rooms and vaults rich with history still breathe the spirit of the erstwhile pioneer,
while culinary treats from Imperial times, 16th-century style elements,
and a view extending far beyond the landscape enchant all the senses.