Our history

Our history


A family tradition, since 1938

Built after the end of the First World War, in the village that at the time was the border between Italy and Austria, it has been run by the same family for three generations.

Bernardo Bernardi was the founder. He bought the hotel, that had only two floors at the time, from his uncle Leone Ballis.

The hotel takes its name from the village where it is located. So it was decided by the founder.

During the years the hotel has been renovated but has never lost its original atmosphere.

A stay at the Digonera Historic Hotel means immersing yourself in the warmth of Ladin tradition and the friendly atmosphere of the Bernardi family, who have been welcoming guests from all over the world since 1938.​

Here at the “Digonera” home, you can enjoy a completely relaxing holiday surrounded by the Dolomites: the sun-kissed peaks and the unique colour of the Dolomite rock offer a unique experience for all the senses.

The “Pale Mountains” shine like pearls in the sunlight, becoming evanescent: a stunning sight that guests can witness throughout the day.

And that’s not to mention the view over Mount Civetta, giving you a front-row seat to admire the sunrise and sunset with their stunning “alpenglow”, the phenomenon that turns the mountain peaks a shade of reddish-purple.

The simplest and quickest way to reach us is by car. For guests arriving from the south, the best solution is to take the A27 Venice-Belluno motorway and exit at Belluno. Then follow the indications for Agordina 203 – Agordo. Once you arrive into Agordo, follow the brown road signs for “Marmolada”: once you arrive to Caprile, follow the indications for Digonera.

For guests arriving from the north using the Brennero motorway, we recommend that you exit at Bressanone / Brixen and follow for Brunico/ Bruneck, Val Badia, Arabba, Cortina d’Ampezzo and Digonera. For those arriving on the southbound A22 motorway, exit at Egna – Ora and follow for Val di Fassa, Fedaia, Rocca Pietore.

The closest airports are Venice Marco Polo and Treviso Canova, which are both a two-hour drive away. We recommend hiring a car at the airport so you can admire the views along the way. If necessary, we’ll be happy to organise a taxi transfer to Digonera and provide you with a hire car from our hotel.

Why not come by train? The closest train station is Belluno, a 54km drive away from Digonera, with frequent and comfortable trains to and from Venice and Padua. For guests arriving from other major cities around Italy, we recommend using a high-speed train to reach Padua or Mestre and then changing for Belluno: for further information, we advise you to visit the Trenitalia website.

Upon request, we can organise a car transfer from the train station to Digonera.

There is a bus service that connects Caprile and Digonera. You can reach Caprile from Belluno with the DolomitiBus service “Belluno-Agordo-Caprile-Arabba”, with buses leaving near to the train station. Check the timetable for this service on the DolomitiBus website or contact us to organise your trip!