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Locanda al Capriolo by Cansiglio Forest

Al Capriolo: a timeless place

Since the year 1800, those who wander in the Cansiglio plateau, at the feet of the Venetian alps, have known that they can rely on the Locanda al Capriolo (literally “the roe deer inn”) when they seek shelter and rest. Be it with the warmth of the fire in wintertime, or caressed by the mountain breeze in summertime, the Locanda is the perfect place to take a break from exploring, recharge, and enjoy good food and good company surrounded by the wilderness of the woods.

Source: Locanda al Capriolo—Pian Osteria—Cansiglio—Alpago—Belluno—Piatti veneti tipici

Culinary specialties and menu at Locanda al Capriolo

After a long day hiking, Luca the innkeeper will treat you to the house specialty: tagliatelle with roe deer ragù, alongside—needless to say—with a glass of local wine. Additionally, the menu features all the typical delicacies of the Venetian mountains: from the famous pastìn—a kind of fresh sausage—and polenta, to wild boar, deer and roe deer cold cuts. All to be accompanied by garlic and parsley mushrooms, and frico—the traditional grilled cheese.

Vegetarians should not feel out of place among all this meat: clearly indicated in the menu by a leaf icon, the Locanda offers ricotta gnocchi, herbs casoncelli (a shell-shaped stuffed pasta) and an accurate selection of cheeses. All the culinary specialties are prepared following the traditional recipes and using local ingredients that the guests can also purchase separately. 

The rooms at Al Capriolo: 2 star Hotel

The inn’s Cabernet is too good to only have one glass, and the Cansiglio plateau is too beautiful for just a day-trip. That’s why the inn offers accommodation for the night. The guests can book cozy and warm rooms with a view of the forest, all furnished with scented natural wood. 

A privileged position

Every morning the guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast, before setting foot on the trails. Thanks to its shape—a flat plateau surrounded by mountains—the hikes in Cansiglio are accessible to everyone. Moreover, the guests of the inn have the possibility of renting electric mountain bikes, to enjoy kilometers of trail without breaking a sweat. Finally, the Locanda al Capriolo is located in an ideal position to reach the beautiful Lake Santa Croce as well as Mount Pizzoc, where the view from the top is unparalleled. 

Mountains to be discovered

The Cansiglio forest will amaze you. If you are on the lookout for an authentic experience, in a territory that hasn’t been spoiled by overtourism, remember that the scent of wood, hospitality, and good food are the signature of the Locanda al Capriolo.

Locanda al Capriolo address and contact details:

  • Locanda al Capriolo:
    • Pian Osteria, 5, 32016, Alpago, BL, Italy
    • Phone number: +39 0437 472111