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N° 089 | Alpine Chalet Apartment

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Nestled in the enchanting hamlet of Sauris di Sopra, this historic home offers a holiday retreat that whispers tales of hospitality's alchemy through a house and four distinct apartments. This cherished residence, dating back to the late 19th century and once the home of Giuseppe, has been thoughtfully renovated by his great-grandchild. Each of the four floors, housing one apartment each, embodies a unique aspect of human experience: the grounding body, the emotional heart, and the reflective mind, each with its unique spirit yet identical in spatial arrangement and amenities.

Transformed into a modern alpine haven, this 19th-century Carinthian family home retains the warmth and rustic charm of its past. The architectural nuances distinct to the Carinthian style in the region are meticulously preserved, blending the ancient with the contemporary. The interior has been renovated by the talented eco-architect Daniela Zambelli, an expert in this area. The restoration divides the space into three units - Toca Terra, Anima Monti, and Sulle Nuvole, symbolizing the body, heart, and mind, respectively, offering guests a choice of experiences from earthy groundedness to airy introspection.

Constructed using the traditional Blockbau technique of interlocking tree trunks, the structure stands as a testament to the time-honored craftsmanship of the Lumiei Valley. The interior, a harmonious blend of dark slate, wooden floors, raw stone walls, and waxed tin panels, complements the minimalist contemporary furnishings, creating an atmosphere of rugged charm and modern simplicity. Each apartment, including the cozy Dolce Vita with its additional sofa bed, features an open-plan living area with a fireplace, kitchenette, and dining area, seamlessly connecting the indoors with the breathtaking Alpine outdoors.

Whether you're drawn to the stunning natural beauty that envelops the home for peaceful hikes, bike rides, or ski adventures, this beautifully renovated 19th-century house offers a unique blend of timeless design and hut flair. The private garden with a barbecue, dining areas, and a sauna, along with the captivating views from every balcony, promises a stay that's as rejuvenating as it is enchanting. Discover the soul of this historic home, where every nook invites relaxation and every view connects you to the mesmerizing Carnic Dolomites of northern Italy.


The Space 

Apartment 4: “Sulle Nuvole”: This apartment's standout features are the sauna and fireplace. This spacious apartment includes 1 living room, 2 separate bedrooms, and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower and free toiletries. The well-equipped kitchen has a stovetop, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, and kitchenware. Boasting a terrace with garden views, this apartment also offers a washing machine and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The unit has 2 beds.

Services: fully equipped kitchen, bed linen, towels, washing machine, dishwasher, courtesy set, satellite TV, hairdryer, independent heating, free wi-fi.

Find more information about the other apartments by clicking on the name: Apartment 1: La Dolce Vita, Apartment 2: Toca Terra 3: Anima Monti


The Surroundings

Sauris di Sopra, in the Udine region of northern Italy, sits high in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia mountains, surrounded by the stunning Dolomites. Its mountains, canyons, beaches, and lagoons mark it as one of Italy's most stunning and varied regions, yet it remains a hidden gem, even to many Italians. This might be due to its location on Italy's northeastern edge, bordering Slovenia and Austria, its complex history of invasions, including those by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, or the multitude of languages spoken by its inhabitants, which gives it a distinct feel from the rest of Italy.

Outdoor activities abound, from hiking and skiing to cycling. The village center offers charming shops, spas, a brewery, and restaurants serving local cuisine. An hour south is Udine, a city marked by Austrian and Venetian influences, famous for its historic Piazza della Libertà and a vibrant old town with a hilltop castle.

Spanning from the snowy peaks of the Dolomites to the warm shores of the northern Adriatic Sea, Friuli Venezia Giulia manages to escape the tourist throngs that overwhelm other parts of Italy during summer.


Extra Services

Daily breakfast is available on request for an additional charge. Wifi throughout, cable TV, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities, and firewood provided.

Upon request: canyoning, mountain biking & e-biking, gentle trekking, botany, Nordic walking, snowshoeing, alpine skiing, and wildlife observation.


The Alpine huts 

Discover the marvel of mountain rural life, where lush pastures support outstanding dairy production, known for its exceptional uniqueness. Explore the Alpine huts, partake in the milking process, and immerse yourself in the wild aromas of the mountain pastures. Some suggestions of huts to visit: Malga Malins with a farm, Malga Pieltinis, Malga Casera Razzo, Malga Losa 


Plinius Loves

The history of the building preserves historical charm with careful renovation, maintaining rustic warmth and Carinthian architecture.

Features four unique apartments, each embodying different aspects of the human experience for a personalized stay: symbolizing the body, heart, and mind.

Utilizes traditional Blockbau construction, blending ancient and modern designs for a cozy, contemporary alpine retreat.

Located in Sauris di Sopra, surrounded by the Dolomites' natural beauty, offering plenty of outdoor activities  from hiking and skiing to cycling


Nearest Airport 

Venice [160 km]


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Prices & availability


After the booking request is received we will confirm the availability and total price with the owner. You will then receive a confirmation and the total amount of your booking by email. A deposit of 30% of the reservation sum is requested upon confirmation (within 48 hours). The remainder must be paid no later than 60 days before the start of your stay. When booking within 60 days, the total reservation sum must be paid immediately. In case of cancellation more than 60 days before the start of the stay, 50% of the deposit will be returned*. In case of cancellation within 60 days, no refund will take place. *Applies to most properties, but not all. We therefore recommend cancellation insurance.

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Prices 2024 | Price transparency: Plinius is about the prices, we do not charge a booking fee or add any additional charges. 

High season: 5 Aug - 24 August | Christmas | Min. stay 7 nights | € 240  per night 

Mid-season: 1 July - 4 Aug | Min. stay 7 nights | € 210  per night

Low season: 8 January - 1 July  | 25 August - 24 Dec. | Min. stay 2 nights | € 210  per night


Included in the price: 

Gas | Electricity | Water 


Additional costs:

End-of-stay cleaning € 50


Extra Information: 

Children are more than welcome

Pets are allowed upon request



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Sauna Sauna
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Eco sustainability

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Eco-friendly Eco-friendly
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