‘Das Wanda’ used to be one of those typical guesthouses, with old-fashioned rooms and dusty interiors in Caldaro, South Tyrol, Italy. Until Verena and her family, whom own a hotel a few hundred meters away, renovated the house in 2016 and made it a real feel-good place. Verena took care of the interior, chose the colours, designed the furniture and designed the lamps. It became a hide-away of a special kind, a luxury designed in a basic, yet thoughtful way.
The name ‘Das Wanda’ comes from a very special childhood memory of Verena of a dreamlike, simple guesthouse in a hidden village on the Italian island of Elba. “Our grandfather was the owner of this guesthouse ‘Villa Wanda’, on this carefree island life. We transformed his dream to this special place in Alto Adige.”
Das Wanda is an adults-only place, ideal for couples who appreciate such small escapes and the peace of the breakfast table and the pool. It has 2 single suites, 8 suites for 2 persons and 2 suites for 3 to 4 people. There is a Finnish sauna overlooking the indoor pool and vineyards. The outdoor pool has a Caribbean island feel with palm trees and turquoise-green waters, surrounded by day-beds.
Das Wanda is overlooking the soft hills with their vineyards, reminiscent of Tuscany on one side and a dense forest with the rugged rocks on the other side. It is located between Kaltern &Eppan, in a quiet and relaxed location, away from the beaten track, 15 km from Bolzano, 50 km from Trento and 130 km from Innsbruck.