We are binging in the Italian Alps from Bolzano north to Salzburg this year and looking for places that have real "character." This is one of the most beautiful places on earth and almost unknown on this side of the Atlantic. I've already done a great deal of research (i.e. "Magazin" is a Michelin starred restaurant in a renovated bomb shelter-yes, once a bomb shelter!) but am looking for anywhere that might provide a memory and an experience to share. There is very little on Chowhound or any other board for that matter.
Does anyone have any exceptional experiences?
In particular El Molin is a Michelin starred restaurant in a flour mill that dates to the 16th Century. The photos of it are incredible! http://www.elmolin.info/index.swf The menu is, too- "smoked pasta prepared over the embers of correct wood..." Zur Rose in San Michele which also has a Michelin star and whose building dates to the 12th Century? Gasthof Kohlern http://www.kohlern.com/bolzano-bozen/... Or the Hotel Castel Fragsburg and its dining room:
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