Is it a hotel? Or the rescue of a cultural asset? The newly opened Cedä-M is a little bit of both. Located off the beaten track in a real northern Italian mountain village it offers a holiday unspoiled by mass tourism.
The inevitable geography upfront: the village of Dosoledo, with a mere population of 500, lies at 1,237 meters above sea level in the northern Italian province of Belluno. The villages here differ a lot from those in neighboring South Tyrol. The houses are old and made of stone, with small windows and high facades. And Italian is really the only language spoken around here.
The Cedä-M is the brainchild of Gertrud and Markus Pescoller, who live and work in Bruneck in South Tyrol. Their main calling is the restoration of objects and houses, and they have also worked on other Pretty Hotels.
In 2020, they bought half of a farmhouse that had been vacant since the 1970s and turned it into the Cedä-M. The house itself dates back to 1807. Their philosophy adheres to the principle of minimo intervento, i.e. to intervene as little as possible with the true foundation of the house. The building was not to be rebuilt, but to be restored in order to tell the guests the history of the house and thus also the history of the area.
And after an extensive visit to Dosoledo and a meeting with both of them, the verdict is in: success all around.
Inside, the Cedä-M is a mesh of 5 truly unique guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Most of them even have a free-standing bathtub. Also part of the package: very high-quality, comfortable beds and a well thought-out architecture. There is not a flaw to be found stylistically in any of the rooms. Even the art on the walls, partly in complete contrast to the historic walls, fits in perfectly. The atmosphere: cosy, but also rustic. Some walls have been completely exposed, you live with the plaster from a time way back when horse-drawn carriages were the predominant vehicles in Dosoledo.
BED & BREAKFAST
At Cedä-M you can book a double room and use the facilities of the whole house. In the morning you may stop off in town for a coffee and a croissant or get yourself some delicacies at the local Panificio and prepare it at the house. Due to the special architecture, there will certainly be many like-minded guests at the Cedä-M, who will then enjoy spending time and exchanging ideas in the shared “living room” including the kitchen.
The Cedä-M is also suitable as an exclusive holiday home for groups and families. With the five rooms, up to 10 guests can stay and live in the house. The kitchen with the large dining table is then ideal for evenings together. The advantage for group bookings: Everyone has their own bathroom in the room and thus also a place to retreat. Small groups could also book the house for a retreat.
The entire house has been very intensively furnished with works of art by the owners, some of which are by local artist Aurelio Fort, who opens his studio to guests of Cedä-M on request.
The surroundings of the Cedä-M are as spectacular as the house itself. In summer, you can go on fantastic mountain hikes directly from the house. In winter there are two small ski areas in the immediate vicinity. Or hop in your car and in 25 minutes you get to the Sexten ski area.
But the true highlight is to explore the untouched places of the Comelico. Mountain huts that are still run as they used to be 40 years ago. Forests and meadows as you rarely find them anymore. In culinary terms, too, the area is a declaration of love for regional food, before it was declared a trend. For dinner during our visit, we went to Locanda la Baita, about 15 minutes by car from Dosoledo and located right at the top of the mountain. One dines with the dreamlike view, regional and ingenious.
A week out with a lot of charm and cosiness. With children, it would make sense to book the entire house as a large group or family.
Doubles from 200 euro per night. To tent the whole house, please write your request here.
Booking & Contacts
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