Discovering art beyond the Locanda

Places of art and beauty in Trentino Alto-Adige

Art is like a contagious disease, yet one that everyone wishes they’d catch: its expressions and shapes inspire rich emotions you can soak up in every room at Locanda degli Artisti, but we suggest you go further. Beyond the gates of our Art Hotel, many museums and other fascinating places will fill your stay in Canazei with culture and wonder.

 As for our valleys, we suggest the Museo Ladino in Sen Jan di Fassa and the Museo di Arte contemporanea in Cavalese. The latter houses both solo and collective temporary exhibitions over the whole year. Another must-see in Cavalese is the Palazzo della Magnifica Comunità, where, besides learning the history of a thousand years old institution, you will be able to appreciate several canvases by probably the only school of painting in Trentino, the Fiemme school.

Bolzano is 45 minutes away from Canazei. After strolling in its lovely town centre or visiting the Museo Archeologico dell’Alto Adige, renowned for the famous mummy of  Ötzi, you can wander in the halls of the Museion, the museum of modern and contemporary art, and then reach the MMM Messner Mountain Museum Firmian, the extraordinary museum project of the mountaineer Reinhold Messner.

Trento offers many cultural and leisure opportunities too: the town centre with its Renaissance frescoes, the majestic cathedral and the Museo Diocesano Tridentino, housing the artistic heritage of the Diocese of Trentino. Don’t miss the MUSE, the big science museum designed by Renzo Piano, as well as the Castello del Buonconsiglio, city landmark that often houses important exhibitions.

“Paris is well worth a mass”, and Rovereto is definitely worth the journey, although it’s one hour and a half away from Canazei. You could take advantage of a rainy day, or make a stop while you’re on your way to Val di Fassa to admire the exhibitions of Mart, the museum of modern and contemporary art, with its elegant dome designed by the top-notch architect Mario Botta. Another must-see is the Casa d’Arte Futurista Depero, the museum/laboratory of the futurist artist to whom a whole room is dedicated in our Art Hotel.

You can as well combine art with a fine sunny day, walking among the contemporary art installations made with natural materials in RespirArt, one of the world’s highest Art Parks, at an altitude of more than 2000 m, over Pampeago in Val di Fiemme.

Our family has always been fond of art: we collect it, live it and enjoy it in our everyday life, drawing inspiration and comfort from it. This is why we encourage you to let yourself be captivated and carried away by the art around you, taking advantage of the free time that holidays provide.

“We live only to discover new beauty. Everything else is a form of waiting.”

– Khalil Gibran –