A stunning, well maintained, clean apartment on a working farm situated on a steep mountainside in one of the more remote valleys of the Alps. The owners live opposite and run the farm, allowing visitors to take part in many of the farming activities should they wish, and provide fresh milk, eggs and homebaked bread if one would like it. Since the nearest shops are quite far away that's a great bonus. The most popular pastime for visitors (in summer) is hiking in the surrounding mountains and valleys and there are very many walks to choose from, ranging from easy family walks (we had an 8yr old and 76 yr old granny with us) to very challenging. The views are breathtakinig. Weather is almost guaranteed to be good as they experience an amazing 300 days of sunshine a year on average.
You definitely need a car, even to get to many of the walks and one should visit Bolzano which is a delightful city. We also loved walking around the Vernagt dam, walking to Schloss Juval, the castle belonging to mountaineering legend, Reinhold Messner and walkinig along the Pfossental. At the very end of the valley a cable car takes you to the only all-year skiing area int he South Tyrol and the glacier where Oetzi, the pre-historic man was found.
Lastly, the owners are not fluent in English, but their hospitality and helpfulness is outstanding.