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Ai Cadelach (TV)

by Lavinia Colonna Preti
Ai Cadelach (TV) — Veneto Secrets

Ai Cadelach is a country chic wellness oasis, set between the Lakes of Revine and the hills of Vittorio Veneto, where any wish can just come true: from tasting the perfect Angus T Bone Steak to pamper yourself with a luxury spa treatment up to a horse ride immersed in nature.

Its story begins in 1970 when Sergio and Giulia Grava, after a successful experience as bar managers, decided to finally build their own restaurant. Ai Cadelach, named after its geographical position (it means”by the lake” in the local dialect) was enriched over the years with various structures. Today are, in fact, part of the magnificent eco-resort a hotel, a wellness center, a large garden with an outdoor pool, and the Sporting Club with riding stables.

Sergio and Giulia’a sons Ezio, maître sommelier, and Ennio, chef, together with his wife Natascia, who runs the spa, today help with the management of the structure that presents itself with all the charm of mountain architecture with its typical gray stone exteriors and gabled roofs.

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The two restaurants – the Magnader and the Baracheta – offer different solutions depending on the season: the former, open in winter, is a typical rustic Venetian eatery with a huge fireplace and wooden tables, while the latter, open from May to September it is a romantic wood construction equipped with a professional kitchen for show-cooking.

The culinary proposal is typical of the area with a modern twist – from beef tartare to homemade pasta with duck sauce and mint scent – where everything is handmade with genuine and natural ingredients. The chef Ennio is, in fact, very careful in the research of raw materials to the point that the meat is AMICOMEGA certified, which means that comes from animals whose nutrition has been rebalanced through natural elements of vegetable origin rich in omega 3. As evidence of the resort’s 360° approach to well-being, guests keen on their shape can also choose among GIFT and Paleo Diet dishes designed with the collaboration of specialist nutritionists. The wine cellar is also very well stocked with a selection of more than 600 Italian and foreign wine labels.

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The hotel boasts 27 design rooms, starring 8 deluxe design rooms, each of them dedicated to a local plant, which stand out for their multi-sensory approach to wellbeing, and the Ecosuite, a minimal luxury suite enclosed in an eco-sustainable shell positioned just in front the pool. To understand how far the sustainable sensibility of Cadelach arrives, just think that the owners have studied a cleaning method, based on ecological products, such as vinegar, bicarbonate and essential oils, with zero impact both on the environment and on your health.

The spa includes an emotional shower with aroma and chromotherapy, an aromatic Turkish bath, a vertical Kneip path, a jacuzzi, a Finnish sauna, chromotherapy and aromatherapy rooms with relaxation beds, a beauty center and a gym. Also open to non-guests, the spa offers the opportunity to enjoy its services in total freedom or, alternatively, to request the advice of psychotherapists, physiotherapists and sports doctors in order to make the best of the facilities according to specific needs/pathologies.

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The love of Ennio and Natascia for horses has given life to the Gallop Club horse center, where more than 20 horses and 3 ponies are available for adults and children for walks, lessons, as well as educational activities for children aged 3 years and over. Ai Cadelach is a paradise for sport-lovers: guests have at their disposal also a tennis court and, upon request, any kind of bike.

The Resort is just the perfect place to experience your own personal dimension of happiness in every area: from the table to the care of body and mind.

The Secret

Starting from Cadelach you can take the beautiful walk that circumnavigates the two lakes of Revine and visit the archaeological park of Livelet where the pile dwellings that characterized the area in the Neolithic era have been reconstructed. But there is an intriguing legend that shrouds the area in mystery: that of the little train lying at the bottom of the lake. In 1918, during the First World War, in fact, the Austro-Hungarian army built the Decauville-Revine-Vergoman railway line to transport food and ammunition. The local elders say that, at the end of the conflict, during the retreat, the Germans or perhaps the Italians sank the train in the lake. In the dry season, apparently, the old railway tracks can still be seen, near the wooden bridge, in Fratta di Tarzo, towards the Taiada.

Useful Info

Ai Cadelach
Via Giuseppe Grava 2
31020 Revine Lago, Treviso
Tel. +39 0438 523010

First courses: 10 — 12 euro
Second courses: 12 — 20 euro
Rooms: from 90 euro breakfast included
Wellness Center: open every day, with the possibility of booking until late; access 10 euro per hour, treatments excluded

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