Epic Europe


San Cassiano in Badia

Rosa Alpina, “the” hotel in the Dolomites. While there are others, none can match the sense of place that you feel as a guest here, where 3 generations of family ownership and management means that every unique detail has been selected by them, and the intimate hands-on service and care offered by the Pizzinini family is totally authentic and second to none.


As you meander through the extensive public areas, you sense different periods of the hotel’s history (which has been in the hands of the Pizzinini’s since 1940), when wings were added and art and collectibles gathered from the surrounding region of Sud Tirol. Or as in the recent addition of a new & modern spa wing built of bright pine, and the “new” old billiards room, furbished with the original wood paneling from the living room of Jepele Frontull, current owner Hugo Pizzinini‘s great-grandfather.


ROOMS & SUITES: All rooms and suites are decorated individually, but the style and details is similar through out: plaster, local stone and bright pine, accented with local art, photographs, antiques & fireplaces. The Rosa Alpina Cabin is a remote private mountain hut located at 2000m available only for hotel guests. Luxurious bedding and local antiques, no hot water and limited electricity = total peace and quiet!


SPA & WELLNESS: The extensive wellness area of the Rosa Alpina consists of 2 distinct areas, one suitable for families and the newly opened Adults-only wellness facility, complete with indoor swimming pool, sauna, yoga studio and gym.  A full menu of beauty treatments is available using Murad & “Pharmos Natur” Green luxury products. For the body we recommend the “Alpine Herbs Muscle Relief Aromatic Massage”; Dolomite Pine and arnica relieve muscle tension and melissa (lemon balm) relaxes the mind and body.


FOOD & WINE: Restaurant St. Hubertus (2 Stars Michelin), whose name stands for the patron saint of the hunters, is born from chef Norbert Niederkofler's love of home cooking and local quality products. The Wine Bar & Grill is a casual restaurant, specializing in grilled meat, home made pasta dishes, and pizza from the wood fired oven. And the Fondue Stube serves cheese & meat fondue.


LOCATION: The small village of San Cassiano 1535m, with only 700 inhabitants, is located in the mountain region of Alta Badia in the South Tyrolean Dolomites, in the shadow of iconic peaks such as the Sella massif and Sassongher.



  • Luxury 5 star hotel & spa in the Dolomites
  • Family owned and managed for 3 generations by the Pizzinini family
  • Chef's table at St. Hubertus (2 Stars Michelin) with a view to the kitchen
  • Private mountain chalet located at 2000m, for true peace and quiet
  • Extensive spa includes a totally separate “adults-only” spa with pool, sauna, yoga studio and gym
  • Public areas include 3 restaurants, lobby lounge & bar, library, terrace, cinema and billiards room finished with the original wood paneling from Hugo’s great-grandfather
  • Events: From intimate ceremonies to lavish wedding receptions
  • Luxury private apartments from 1 – 3 bedrooms
  • Member Relais & Châteaux
Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa 5*


Destination: dolomites
Experience options in: Dolomites


Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.

Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA
  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA


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