Charming Mountain Hotel and Restaurant - building from 1630
Awarded „Historic Hotel of the Year“ by ICOMOS in 1998
At the heart of the pristine mountain village Soglio in the Bregaglia valley, the hotel and restaurant Palazzo Salis welcomes you. The hotel, surrounded by a beautiful historical garden, has 16 individually decorated rooms with the charm of days gone by. In the kitchen the ordinary is turned into something special. With great respect to the products, fresh, delightful, local. Meals are served in the impressive dining hall, during summer in the garden between boxwood hedges or on the terrace with the unique view of the Sciora group mountains.
The Palazzo Salis radiates Grandezza and is an insider tip amongst the lovers of authentic culture, cuisine and cellar. The team around Monika Müller and Christian Speck caters for a carefree and comfortable vacation and recreation.
Open: April - October - Room numbers: 16 - Rates: 74.00 to 152.00 € per Person/night
Rooms - suites
Each of the 16 rooms at Palazzo Salis is one of a kind. This is what makes this unique house so appealing. Individual furnishings, mostly in the original version, connected by the unique charm of days gone by. We have rooms with one or two beds in four different categories. For families we have have rooms that can be connected, just ask for them. Our rooms have neither a television set nor a telephone – enjoy the relaxing quietness of Soglio. Inform us in your reservation request about your desired room catgeory and other potential desires. We try to consider them when ever possible.
Remember that the hotel is situated about 1100 meters above sea level. It is recommended to bring a warm sweater even during the summer season.
Get inspired by our culinary offer and enjoy the seasonal variety that Monika Müller and her team bring to the table. Enjoy our meals in the romantic garden, the historic dining hall or on the terrace in front of the house with a view of the peaceful village life. For lunch you will find a selection of hearty à la carte dishes for the rest after a hike, in the afternoon something sweet or a small snack (Merenda). In the evening we daily cook a fresh meal from the finest seasonal products we can find locally, always with a vegetarian variation – let us surprise you! Restaurant capacity: 60 persons
Spa & Wellness
Fresh air, quietness
The historical buildung in the quiet mountain world offers a perfect opportunity for retreats and seminars. For withdrawl and inspired work in a small group. Our multipurpose room accomodates 20 people and can be booked for full or half days or for just one evening. The house and garden provide other suitable spots for discussions and thoughts in small gatherings. With lodging and meals? We gladly help you organize your event.
The history of Palazzo Salis in Soglio starts in 1630 with the construction by knight Baptista von Salis. His descendants expanded the „Casa Battista“ 1701 into the stately home which still stands today in the middle of the tranquil mountain village. In 1797, as Napoleon separated the Valtelline and Chiavenna from the Grisons free state, many possessions of the family were lost and the family’s revenues from services in foreign armies dried up. Therefore the Salis were forced to enter new careers and eventually left Soglio. However, until today the house still belongs to the Salis family. In 1876 the mansion and its original furnishing became an inn. Preserved carefully over the years, the Palazzo Salis was awarded the title of „Historic Hotel of the Year“ by ICOMOS in 1998 and since 2004 is one of the founding members of Swiss Historic Hotels.
The garden of the Hotel Palazzo Salis dates back to the years 1630/1701. The grounds are characterized by elaborately trimmed boxwood hedges which establish a clear order in the garden. Simultaneously, angled sections were built in which old fruit trees, shrub peonies, bushes and blooming perennials break the strict patterns. The hotel gardens most prominent element are the two redwood trees which were imported from America in 1884 and today shape the image of the entire village.
The garden was awarded the Schulthess garden prize in 2009.
Art & Culture
As Palazzo Salis was turned into a guest house and hotel in 1876, the house found its new destiny in sheltering travellers and seekers of rest and relaxation. And they came; amongst them the visual artists Giovanni Segantini, Alberto Giacometti, Hans Beat Wieland, the writers Rainer Maria Rilke and Hermann Burger, the literature critic Joseph Victor Widmann or the film maker Daniel Schmid.
Segantini used to say: „Soglio, la soglia del Paradiso.“
In keeping up with these illustrious guests, the visual arts, literature and music are still an inherent part of the palazzo and its environment.
The „edizione Palazzo Salis“ association organizes cultural events at Palazzo Salis and in Soglio during the summer season – always in dialogue with the location and with focus on the contemporary artistic work.
How to Arrive
Airtport: Malpensa Airport (Milan) about 2:15 hours
GPS coordinate: 46.34207993 - 9.53966193
Local Attractions, Golf places, Parks, Museums, Festivals
||Golf Engadin St. Moritz, Samedan
||Aqua Fraggia Waterfalls
||Museo Ciäsa Granda
Atelier Alberto Giacometti