Located 1,800 meters above sea level in a densely wooded area, Forestis has its head well and truly in the clouds. In this particularly scenic patch of the Dolomites, Forestis is a unique one-of-a-kind building that has been designed in harmony with the outside (think stone, wood, and glass). With nature all around, pure spring water, and fresh mountain air, this is the perfect place to relax.
The suites bring nature into each room, with natural materials and a minimalist style reflecting the peace of the forest. Each room boasts dreamy views and is flooded with light, but it’s the penthouse suite that’s the star of the show. Its tower position affords it spectacular panoramas, with an open fireplace and personal bar, as well as a sauna and private pool with a view of the Dolomites.
The main building – designed as a sanatorium for the Austrian monarchy and then used as the Vatican’s summer retreat – houses the lobby, restaurant and bar.
The food at Forestis follows the philosophy that nutrition is the core of life, and the chefs seek inspiration from the surrounding landscape by using seasonal ingredients. Blending traditional and modern methods to create works of gourmet art, many ingredients (mushrooms, berries, nuts, seeds, pine) are foraged locally, and there are no ingredients from outside Italy.