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Holimites

Holiday and sports in the Dolomites

Behind the scenes

Holimites is a tour operator that was founded in 2000 on the friendship of three young local hoteliers. Besides the passion for tourism that we inherited from our parents, we also share something special: the mountains are in our heart! 

We grew up learning to love the trails, forests and scents of the mountains. This bond with nature developed into what we do today, and other friends have joined us to become trusted partners. 

Don’t worry, leave it up to us! The name HOLIMITES is a combination of two words in English: “Holiday” and Dolomites”. They embody exactly what we do: we organize sports vacations in the Dolomites. As a travel agency, we also offer services such as booking airline, train and bus tickets. 

Our team

Astrid Kostner

Astrid Kostner Order verifier

  • My childhood dream:
    become a confectioner 
  • In the Holimites Team I am:

    a neat-freak: everything needs to be in an orderly system  

  • If I were a playing card then I would be:

    queen of Hearts 

  • If I were an animal:
    The mother hen / the Mamma... elegant and protective

  • If I were a flower:
    Sonsela (Leucanthemum vulgare)
    Everyone knows: “She loves me, she loves me not” ... the most classic of all flower oracles! This flower can either mean: “You make me happy!” or “Get lost!” (“Give me a break!” works perfectly too!) The interpretation requires a sense of tact.

Susann Tavella

Susann Tavella Tour designer

  • My childhood dream:
    become a farmer 
  • In the Holimites Team I am:

    a job-juggler: cleaning lady, secretary and guide  

  • If I were a playing card then I would be:

    jolly

  • If I were an animal:
    The mouse / small but fast

  • If I were a flower:
    Lavac feltrus (Homogyne discolor)
    From the distance this plant is unimpressive, but up close the bloom of the Purple Colts Foot resembles fireworks. Mountain farmers like to see this flower in the pasture, because their presence predicts that the cattle will produce more milk.

Marina Moling

Marina Moling Vacation coach

  • My childhood dream:
    become a flight attendant 
  • In the Holimites Team I am:

    Adventurous: What, when and where is lunch? Count me in! 

  • If I were a playing card then I would be:

    all-in

  • If I were an animal:
    The horse / galloping through the Dolomites... always in action

  • If I were a flower:
    Tëtacioura (Semprevivum dolomiticum)
    The flowering of the houseleek is an unrestrained unleashing of vitality that results in an extremely resilient mountain flower. In addition, this plant is said to keep lightning at bay.

Nadine Miribung

Nadine Miribung Holiday stylist

  • My childhood dream:
    become a translator
  • In the Holimites Team I am:

    the youngster: dynamic and with a free spirit

  • If I were a playing card then I would be:

    ten of Hearts 

  • If I were an animal:
    The dog / faithful but who knows how to bark

  • If I were a flower:
    Angröna dles Dolomites (Pulsatilla vernalis)
    This plant is said to have a very special property: it is used to help with “letting go” and transforming aggression into tranquility

Raffaella Valentin

Raffaella Valentin Juggler of numbers

  • My childhood dream:
    become a veterinary 
  • In the Holimites Team I am:

    a skeptic: I examine and analyze everything  

  • If I were a playing card then I would be:

    bluff

  • If I were an animal:
    The cat / the observer, cute to cuddle but quick to scratch

  • If I were a flower:
    Parëdl d’olp (Dacetylorhiza maculata/fuchsii)
    Maybe it’s the supernatural power (as popular belief claims) of their roots and “fingers” that this orchid is in danger of extinction. Their tuberous roots produce aphrodisiac effects that are said to cast a spell over someone.

Andrea Irsara

Andrea Irsara Founder

  • My childhood dream:
    become an excavator operator 
  • In the Holimites Team I am:
    the impulsive - set on fire 
  • If I were a playing card then I would be:
    King of swords
  • If I were an animal:
    The bull / the strongest, determined and confident
  • If I were a flower:
    Zavalì (Lilium Bulbiferum)
    This plant is said to attract lightning because of its fiery red color. For this reason, she should never be brought into the house.
Igor Tavella

Igor Tavella Founder

  • My childhood dream:
    become a cartoonist 
  • In the Holimites Team I am:

    An all-arounder: 1000 ideas, 1000 talents 

  • If I were a playing card then I would be:

    Croupier

  • If I were an animal:
    The donkey / stubborn, one who never gives up

  • If I were a flower:
    Grifa dl malan dles Dolomites
    (Physoplexis comosa)
    Don’t let the name mislead you. The Devil’s Claw belongs to the genus Melliferae: the plants that supply the bees with nectar and attract the pollinators with their sweet serum.

Oskar Irsara

Oskar Irsara Founder

  • My childhood dream:
    become a snow machine operator 
  • In the Holimites Team I am:

    Cool-headed: still waters run deep

  • If I were a playing card then I would be:

    Jack of Hearts 

  • If I were an animal:
    The wolf / mysterious, tough and with a refined sense of smell

  • If I were a flower:
    Stlopët (Gentiana acualis)
    The extraordinary blue color makes the gentian a treat to the senses and a remedy for both body and soul. Blue is the color of melancholy and infinity.