In the very south of the canton of Graubünden amidst untouched nature lies the valley of Poschiavo. The alp San Romerio is located on a natural terrace which is 1.800m above sea level and 800m above the Lake Poschiavo. By foot it is approximately an hour away from the border to Italy. The mountain guest house is surrounded by meadows and forests. It offers a unique view over the Bernina Pass to the Valtellina.
Since the Alp is located in a natural basin, we are protected from northern winds and weather trends. Although the Alp is located in the middle of the mountains it is dominated by a Mediterranean climate. In the summer we have 12 hours of sun a day and an unusually long sunset.
Exit the train (or Bernina Express) at Brusio station.
Take the PostCar from Brusio to Viano.
From Viano it is about 2 hours of trek to San Romerio.
Optional (extra charge of CHF 10) the PostCar can also go from Viano up to the parking lot Piaz, from there the walking distance to Alp San Romerio is about 20 minutes.
During school holidays (about 20 of june to 20 of august) and on weekends, the post car can be ordered up to 1 hour before the desired departure time (cost is about 3.50 CHF). The post car is available from 8am-18pm for the normal rate and after that for an additional charge.
Comming from the north:
At the end of the lake (Miralago) follow the main road to the first junction to Viano (to the left of the village Brusio). After 300m take the turn right towards Viano. Before the village of Viano follow (right) the detour and drive all the way around the village, then follow the yellow signs to the parking lot Piaz. From there it is only a 20 minute walk to arrive at the hostel.
Our Alp is situated above the Lake Poschiavo at a height of 1.800m. You can travel through the region with the historic Bernina Express. This exciting train route winds through several tunnels, past glaciers, mountain lakes and up to vineyards, through the mountains, presenting an impressive view on the region. The train was put into operation in 1911.
The train routes of the Bernina Express Albula and Bernina were awarded the title of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the summer of 2008.
Via Alpina leads from Monaco to Trieste.
Via Valtellina is taking you along a beautiful circuit from Schrunz (Austria) through Switzerland to Italy. It is the ancient trading route of the famous Veltliner wine, crossing 3 national, linguistic and cultural regions.
The building of the small church of San Romerio dates back to the 11th century, today its outside wall is right next to the steep gorge going down all the way to Lake Poschiavo. In the vernacular of the region it is said: Who ever circles the little church completely will never be sick again.