The Ostaria Posta
Family Tolpeit invites you to spend an unforgettable holiday in the middle of the Dolomites. Our house is located in Picolin (about 1 km from the main village of San Martino in Badia), right in the middle of the beautiful Badia Valley.
It’s an antique inn, renovated with great attention to detail. We attach great importance to our cuisine and our well-stocked wine cellar and we are particularly proud of our inviting garden with stunning view of the Dolomites.
In the connected new building “Ara Nöia” (new Arrow) you find the popular Deluxe rooms, the suites on two floors as well as a small sauna area with Finnish sauna, steam bath, infrared cabin and a nice relaxing area.
Many of the herbs, salads and part of the vegetables we serve to our guests in summer grow in our vegetable and herb garden. The garden provides us also with fresh flowers.
125 years of history
Nobody could imagine in 1895, as Peter (Pire) Videsott built the Ostaria Posta directly on the main road, that the tourism in Badia Valley would develop in that way. Back then, there were only horse-drawn carriages driving every day and taking the post, a few passengers and food into the valley.
Years went by, the street was expanded, the First and Second World War overcame and slowly more and more guests came in our house, at the beginning only in summer.
Treasures from the last 125 years
Until 1976 mëda Angela (aunt Angela, Peter Videsott’s daughter) managed the Ostaria, followed by Paola (her niece) with her husband Matî Tolpeit. Then it took to their son Paolo with his wife Margareth and today they run the business together with their son Philipp and his wife Manuela and who knows, in future maybe with their children Lena and Matî. Much has changed in the almost 125 years of history of the Ostaria. Much has been rebuilt and renovated, except the old walls, the tiled stove in the bar and some old furniture. The hotel is new today, but once entering our house you can feel the atmosphere of many years of history.