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The lounge library at Silena in Vals, South Tyrol.

Literature Lounge

where thoughts are free and inspiration is unending

Soulful ... this very special place on the ground floor of our Retreat Hotel in Vals: The Literature Lounge with 1,000 hand-picked books. Our collection includes novels, crime stories, narrative volumes, large format coffee table books about design and lifestyle subjects and books about South Tyrol. The criteria for our selection is: soulful, simple, sincere, silent and special - and just one word beginning with i: inspiring.

Literature guest rooms at the retreat hotel in South Tyrol.

Literature Guestroom



Simon Mair

From Moarhof to SILENA

Lounge library at hotel Silena in Vals, South Tyrol



You are in South Tyrol; and you visit Asia

For Magdalena books are like housemates. Like friends. Every encounter enriches your life, changes you, shows you a new path. Let your eyes wander over the many interesting book covers that look back at you from the shelves and tables in the Literature Lounge. Maybe you can find a book which attracts you like magic. Then right here on the spot you can snuggle down in a wonderfully comfortable reader’s corner and immerse yourself in the story. Or take it out with you into the garden.

The novels and narratives are about love, friendship, relationships and families. The glossy coffee table books in the Literature Lounge in our Hotel in Vals are about the good things in life: Design, Architecture, Beautiful houses, Lifestyle, Sport and Cookery. Again and again you will discover literary highlights from Asia: Novels by Asian authors or those who live in Asia, volumes of poems and narratives. And it soon becomes clear to you where Magdalena and Simon got their inspiration for the SILENA concept with the South East Asian secrets of wellbeing for their Retreat Hotel from.

The fine selection of reading material in the hotel library is rounded off with a collection about South Tyrol and the high valley of Vals. Read about the people who helped form the characters of Magdalena and Simon, their parents and grandparents. Learn about the life of the Alpine farmers and the hard work in raw mountain nature. Or why not try out your mind travel in another language? About a quarter of our books are in Italian and English.