Places where more animals than people live are charming. They provide a sense of how life was once lived - Isola was once used only as an alp - and remind us that even today it doesn't take much to be happy. And a place like Isola has more than enough to do that.
It is small, idyllic, and picturesque - Isola is simply beautiful. No wonder, the hamlet, which lies in the middle of Sils and Maloja, attracts numerous visitors in summer and winter. Although sunny in summer, the location lacks a few hours of sunshine in winter. However, this does not detract from a winter walk or an excursion on cross-country skis.
In summer Isola can be reached on foot, by bike, or by boat. The highest located ferry in Europe, which circulates on Lake Sils, also docks in Isola. Thus, an excursion to Isola can be wonderfully combined with a trip on the boat and a subsequent or preceding walk from Maloja or Sils. You can stop for a bite to eat at the Lagrev Restaurant - the view of the lake from the terrace will be etched in your memory. If you want to stay overnight, you can do so here as well.
In summer, you will most likely be gently awakened by the goat bells the next morning. Also in the evening it is a special spectacle when the 100 or so goats return from the pasture in Val Fedoz back to the village to be milked. This milk is used to produce a delicious goat cheese that you can buy directly from the producers, the Pedroni-Cadurisch family. A souvenir that probably won't last long if you love cheese! More lasting is definitely the memory of the breathtaking views of Lake Sils and the river Ova da Fedoz, which, with the houses in the background, contribute to this idyllic picture that makes Isola what it is - a place like something out of a dream.