Gasthof Krone, Aldino / South Tyrol, ITA

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The centre of Aldino: The Krone guesthouse

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One of this old building’s historical rooms

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One of the “new” rooms

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There’s a library and a (playable) piano on the first floor

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The grandma cooks a three-course meal in the evening for her guests in the snuggery – or a legendary Wiener Schnitzel by request.

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The “dining room” which dates back to the year 1577.

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days start here with a healthy South Tyrolean breakfast

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The tiled stove and wooden wall are still 18th century originals

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The house bar with grappa and a room in the old building

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There are no magnetic cards in the Krone, just room keys!

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Fresh raspberries in the morning, the house’s terrace for the mild summer days and nights, dining room ll and a venison carpaccio

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The wine cellar

For the modern gourmet, Gasthof Krone in Aldino is well known and the reason is very simple: They serve that kind of food, everyone in South Tyrol loves to eat: homemade and homegrown specialities. We checked in and tried to find out, just why some of the guests actually stay here for up to three weeks…   

When you arrive in the small village of Aldein, which is a thirty minute serpentine drive from Bolzano, you can already see the house was documented as early as 1577. You assume it should be older, because the mansion, along with the church, dominates the centre of the village. Aldein is a really small, lovely, radiant mountain village in the South Tyrolean mountains. The rooms in the old building are full of antiques. You could say that there a few places in the world were you can stay the night in such style. The extension is a little more modern and guests are welcomed with a small bottle of champagne and some fruit, the sun is shining onto the balcony, the deckchair and outside the church bells are ringing in the square. What strikes your attention: the house radiates unbelievable tranquility. It’s something you have to want, if you check in here. 

Then, below on the first floor, the highlight: The dining room with its wooden panelling belongs to one of the most beautiful facilities, in which to enjoy your food. Apropos enjoyment: The Krone is very well known on this count. You get the real, genuine feeling of South Tyrol.  That’s why most of the guests book the offered half board. Wander a little through the mountains during the daytime, spend the evenings on the terrace or enjoy a three-course meal in the snuggery. Obviously, if you only want a Wiener Schnitzel, just stroll into the kitchen in the afternoon, ask the boss politely and you are served with a wide grin in return, followed in the evening by a perfect Tyrolean Schnitzel, accompanied by fried potatoes of course. 

Ideal for

One week hiking in South Tyrol or acclimatizing for one or two nights, if, for example, you’re heading for Tuscany. Aldein is only 30 minutes drive from the “Brenner” motorway. 

Location

On googlemaps: https://goo.gl/maps/ykMDQ

Prices

In the low season from 79 euros with half board (breakfast and a three-course meal in the evening).

Mountainbikes

Can be borrowed free of charge, however, if you’re looking for a pool and wellness area, you’re in the wrong place. 

Booking & Contact

Gasthof Krone
Dorfplatz 3
39040 Aldein / South Tyrol, Italy 
Tel. +39 0471 886 825
Fax +39 0471 886 696

www.gasthof-krone.it
info@gasthof-krone.it

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