In fact, there is even a document from 1787, showing customs duties, which were set as follows:
- 6 florins for an empty or full cart;
- 2 florins for each horse or donkey;
- 1 florin for each small donkey;
- 1 florin for each calf, ox, or cow;
- ¼ florin for each kid, goat, piglet or other similar animal.
Moreover, the "Pausa" included an agricultural estate and an inn. It was because of this provision of lodgings and food that PAUSA supposedly got its name, understood as "pause, stopping-off point or resting-place" during the journey.
Leonhard v. Liebener, famous works superintendent of the Royal and Imperial House of Habsburg, who is also remembered as a great builder of roads and bridges in Tyrol, was born in Pausa on January 24, 1800. He was, among other things, an expert in Tyrolean mineralogy and geology, as well as an artist – he left some prestigious drawings and copperplate engraving works.
In the early 19th century, when a new road to Val di Fiemme was built that no longer passed in front of the farmstead, the owner at the time, Simon Thaler, asked for permission to build a new inn on that road. This building became the present-day PAUSA hotel.
In the years before the First World War, hay baths were offered in the traditional inn in addition to hospitality. The grandparents of today's owner were already working there by then. In 1929, Josef Saltuari purchased the inn for the price of 33,000 lire. As he was a qualified carpenter, he was also able to renovate the inn, which was in a poor state of repair due to the war.
In 1979, his son Walter Saltuari and his wife Klara Amplatz took over the business. Walter, who had learned the carpenter's trade from his father, was thus able, in 1980, to refit the entire hotel with the finest craftsmanship and taste, enlarging it to the size it is today.
Popular traditional dishes are cooked by the chef herself – strictly homemade, as they have always been. Walter's hobby was butchering. And even today every speck (cured ham), baked ham and sausage is prepared according to his recipes. Another plus point is the use of local items and produce from their own farm, grown in as natural a way as possible.