The Most Photogenic Mountain Huts In The Italian Dolomites

Mountain hut culture is highly widespread in the Italian Dolomites. With several hundred huts to choose from, it’s not an easy task to narrow it down to only a few. 

Yet we all tend to have our favorites and so do I! During the 7 months of research for my photography and hiking guide to the Dolomites, I spent many evenings hanging out by the fire in some local backcountry hut. 

They all had one thing in common. The location they were built upon and the surrounding views would make me collect my jaw off the floor every time. 

Staying in a mountain hut should be high on your Dolomites bucket list! They are very affordable and present easy access to many via ferratas, which these ranges are famous for. 

Before you plan your stay, make sure to also read my article about everything you need to know about staying in a dolomiti rifugio. 

15 mountain huts In The Italian Dolomites Worth an Overnight Stay

1. Rifugio Nuvolau

Nuvolau hut - best mountain huts in the Italian Dolomites
Nuvolau hut photographed from Mont Averau

When looking at rifugio Nuvolau my instant thought was “this building defies gravity”. It is perched right near a few hundred meter cliff. Just the idea of spending a night in this hut might steal your sleep. 

The Nuvolau hut lies along the Alta Via 1 – the famous multiday day trek in the Dolomites. It also offers great access to two nearby beginner via ferratas: Ra Gusela and Averau. 

Reservations in this rifugio are very hard to come by, and the hut’s website is extremely outdated. Unfortunately I haven’t had a great experience with making the booking.

The customer service is lacking and the facilities are limited, but the owners are aware of the fantastic location the hut has and that it will continue to draw in business regardless of their attitude.  

Club Alpino Italiano (CAI) member: YES

Price per night with half board: Euro 60 (10 Euro off with Alpine Club membership). 

How to reach the hut: From Passo Falzarego along path nr 441 or 419. From Passo Giau along path nr 438. See Tobacco map nr 3 for best reference. 

Summer season opening times: Mid June until the last weekend of September 

Nuvolau hut photographed from the summit of Ra Gusela. Best mountain huts in the Italian Dolomites
Nuvolau hut photographed from the summit of Ra Gusela

2. Rifugio Lagazuoi

Rifugio Lagazuoi. Most photogenic mountain huts in the Italian Dolomites

Rifugio Lagazuoi compared to the previously mentioned Nuvolau is like Hyatt put against a Super 8 Motel. This privately owned rifugio is by far my favourite hut experience I’ve had in the Dolomites.

The beds are comfy, facilities are great and the booking process, which can be done directly through their website, is seamless. Naturally it all comes at a slightly higher price. 

The rifugio also lies along the Alta Via 1 and offers great access to the advanced via ferrata Cesco Tomaselli. 

CAI member: NO

Starting price per night with half board: Euro 68

Summer season opening times: June 8th – October 12th 

How to reach it: Through Lagazuoi tunnels hike, the via ferrata Kaiserjäger or simply by taking the cable car from Passo Falzarego. 

TIP: Send your luggage/backpack with the gondola for just 5 Euros and hike with only the essentials for a more enjoyable day. 

3. Rifugio Locatelli / Dreizinnenhütte

Rifugio Locatelli. Top backcountry huts in the Italian Dolomites

Rifugio Locatelli, located in the Tre Cime National Park, is the most famous mountain hut in the Dolomites. Unfortunately fame can have its negatives and in this case it’s overcrowding.

On a beautiful summer day you can expect hundreds of people coming through, buying lunch and enjoying the nearby view of the Three Peaks and Monte Paterno. 

So far I have stayed three times at rifugio Locatelli and I was very impressed with how friendly the staff were, even though they are put through immense pressure during the season due to the volume of people visiting. 

There are two fantastic via ferratas accessible from rifugio Locatelli: Torre di Toblin and De Luca. The hut also lies along the Alta Via 4 – a multiday traverse across the Dolomites. 

For reservations you can email or phone directly with the exact information required. They are listed on the hut’s website. 

CAI Member: YES

Price per night with half board: Euro 60 (10 Euros off with Alpine Club Membership) 

Summer season opening times: 29.06 – 29.09

How to reach it: Along the Tre Cime Circuit hiking path or through Val Fiscalina

4. Rifugio Passo Principe / Grassleitenpasshütte

Rifugio Passo Principe in the Rosengarten Nature Park. Top backcountry huts in the Italian Dolomites.

If you are after an off the beaten path experience in the Dolomites you should add a stay in the Passo Principe hut to your list. Passo Principe is one of the mountain passes located in the Rosengarten/Catinaccio group in the western part of the Dolomites. 

This tiny hut was built into a rock wall and it is run by a very friendly local along with his ageing dog – a border collie named Chiaco.

The food is delicious, they even bake their own bread and the atmosphere couldn’t put you any closer to the mountain culture. Even the showers are included in the price, which is very uncommon. It’s the small things that make it so perfect. 

The via ferrata to the summit of Catinaccio – the highest peak of the group, starts right at the doorstep of this rifugio and shouldn’t be missed! 

To reserve the hut you can write an email request with your info and the dates at principe.rosi@gmail.com. 

CAI member: NO

Price per night with half board: Euro 46 

Summer season opening times: End of May – Mid October (weather depending) 

How to reach it:  From Vigo Di Fassa take the cable car to Ciampedie then walk the path nr 540 to rifugio Gardeccia (45min) then switch onto path nr 546 to rifugio Vajolet followed by path nr 584 toward Passo Principe. 2,5 hours total. 

5. Rifugio Re Alberto Primero / Gartlhütte

Gartlhütte - one of the most photogenic mountain huts in the Dolomites
Gartlhütte as seen from Passo Santner

I couldn’t imagine more dramatic location for a mountain hut then the Gartlhütte. It was built at the foot of the Vajolet towers, popular amongst climbers and photographers. 

It’s one of the most remote huts in the Rosengarten group. You can reach it by scrambling along the via ferrata Passo Santner or by a few hour long and challenging hike starting at the top of the König Laurin chairlift, which I covered in a separate article. 

There is a seasonal lake near the rifugio where you can capture the perfect reflections of the Vajolet towers. It creates itself in the spring during the snowmelt, but usually disappears by the end of the summer season. 

CAI member: NO

Price per night with half board: Euro 55

Summer season opening times: June 15th – September 29th 

6. Rifugio Fonda Savio

Rifugio Fonda Savio in the Italian Dolomites

The dramatic backdrop, the no nonsense local lady running the place and one of the best apple strudels I’ve had to date. This sums up the rifugio Fonda Savio in one sentence. 

Fonda Savio hut is located within the spires of Cima Cadin right near the border of Tre Cime National Park and along the famous Alta Via 4. 

If you happen to plan an overnight visit in this hut, make sure you check out the nearby via ferrata Merlone. It’s one of my favorites in the Dolomites!

CAI member: YES

Price per night with half board: Euro 53 (Euro 49 with Alpine Club membership) 

Summer season opening times: Mid June – End of September 

How to reach it: path nr 115 from a parking lot near Lago D’Antorno. 1,5 – 2 hours one way. 

7. Rifugio Lavaredo

Rifugio Lavaredo near the Lavaredo pass. Best mountain huts in the Dolomites

Rifugio Lavaredo and Cima Cadin in the background

Another gem located in the Tre Cime National Park. Rifugio Lavaredo is often overshadowed by the previously mentioned rifugio Locatelli only an hours hike away. 

The Lavaredo hut offers perfect access to Forcella Lavaredo – the iconic photography spot in the Dolomites, where you can grab the perfect picture of the Three Peaks. 

It also has one of the best views of the dramatic spires of Cima Cadin right in front of it. If you can’t score a spot at rifugio Locatelli, this will be a great alternative!

CAI member: NO

Price per night with half board: Euro 65

Summer season opening times: June 15th  –  September 29th

How to reach it: Half an hour into the Tre Cime Circuit hike, when walked counterclockwise starting at a parking lot near rifugio Auronzo. 

8. Rifugio Rosetta

Rifugio rosetta. Top mountain huts in the Dolomites

Rifugio Rosetta is like an oasis within a moon like landscape surrounding it. This stunning mountain hut is located in the Pale Di San Martino range and lies along the Alta Via 2 – a long distance trek that runs across the Dolomites. 

To get a perfect view of the rifugio hike the nearby Monte Rosetta (90 minute round trip). From the top you can see down into the town of San Martino Di Castrozza. Looking the other way you will be able to see Mount Civetta, Monte Cristallo and even the Tre Cime! 

The easiest access to the hut is through a two-tier cable car from San Martino di Castrozza – Col Verde – Rosetta then walk for 15 minutes. Alternatively you can reach it from the other side by hiking from rifugio Volpi al Mulaz (nr 14 on the list) along the Alta Via 2. This takes around 4-5 hours.

If you don’t have two weeks to walk the whole traverse, I recommend the shorter traverse through Pale di San Martino group. 

CAI member: Yes

Price per night with half board: Euro 53 (12 Euro discount with Alpine Club membership)

Summer season opening times: June 15th – September 22nd, afterward every weekend until October 13th

Rifugio Rosetta in the Pale di San MArtino group at dusk

9. Rifugio Lorenzi

Rifugio Lorenzi - one of the most photogenic mountain huts in the Dolomites

If you are into abandoned buildings, you should check out rifugio Lorenzi. The hut was closed in 2016, along with the nearby Staunies gondola, and it doesn’t seem like it will reopen any time soon.

In fact the decay is so advanced, that I hardly doubt it will be worth remodelling. If you do plan on visiting, make sure you stay away from the deck, which sometimes feels like it’s on the verge of collapsing. Falling a few hundred meters into the abyss is not very appealing. 

It’s truly a shame, because forcella Staunies, where the hut was built on gives fantastic access to two very famous via ferratas: Marino Bianchi and Ivano Dibona.

Rumor has it, that the rifugio is currently on sale, so if you’ve got a couple of million euros and a desire to live high above everyone else, you should look into it. 

STATUS: PERMANENTLY CLOSED 

10. Rifugio Palmieri/Croda Da Lago

Rifugio Palmieri and Lago Federa. Top backcountry huts in the Dolomites

Unlike the rest of the mountain huts on this list which tend to close their doors to hikers at the end of September, rifugio Palmieri stays open as late as early November. There is a good reason behind it. 

Surrounded by a valley filled with larch trees it attracts many visitors during the autumn foliage. Depending on the season the best time to see this spectacle is between mid October and the first week of November. 

The best way to reach the hut is by hiking the Croda da Lago Circuit – one of my favourite day hikes in the Dolomites! 

The hut itself is a standard mountain hut with basic amenities, bunk beds and a restaurant to fill your appetite. What makes it stand out is the little outdoor sauna, pictured below!

Can you think of a better way to soothe your tired body than spending an evening in a sauna looking at the stunning views surrounding you? I sure can’t! 

CAI member: YES

Price per night accommodation only: Euro 22 or Euro 16 with an Alpine Club Membership. Food served a la carte. 

Summer season opening times: Mid June – start of November

Little Sauna near rifugio Palmieri.

11. Rifugio Alpe De Tires / Tierseralphütte

rifugio Alpe De Tires in the Rosengarten group. Top mountain huts in the Dolomites

Rifugio Alpe De Tires underwent a full renovation only a few years ago. Today it’s one of the nicest and cosiest mountain huts I have stayed at. 

Located within the Rosengarten range, in the lesser known western part of the Italian Dolomites, the hut is the perfect place to tackle the nearby via ferrata Sentiero Massilimiano, one of my favorite via ferratas I’ve done to date. 

CAI member: NO

Price per night with half board:: starting at 56 Euros in a dorm

Summer season opening times: May 31st until October 20th 

Getting there: visit their website for detailed info.

Rifugio Alpe Di Tires from the summit of Terrarossa reach through via ferrata Sentiero Massimiliano
Rifugio Alpe Di Tires from the summit of Terrarossa reached through via ferrata Sentiero Massimiliano

12. Rifugio S.Agostini

Rifugio Roda Di Vael at sunrise. Top mountain huts in the Dolomites

Located in the Adamello Brenta Nature Park, in the lesser known (at least on an international scale) Brenta Dolomites stands a real gem amongst the Italian alpine huts – rifugio S. Agostini. 

I stayed here during the 5 day hut to hut traverse of the Brenta Dolomites. My first impression of the hut was badly influenced by the awful storm, during which I arrived at the shelter.

After an afternoon nap I woke up to clear blue skies. I walked outside and was greeted by the towering peaks of Cima D’Ambiez and Cima Tosa bathed in the last sunlight. A jaw dropping view, after hiking in mist and low cloud for most of the day. 

The white and blue shutters common for the huts belonging to the Italian Alpine Club adorn the building, making it recognisable from afar.

CAI member: YES

Price per night with half board:: 52 Euros (41 with an alpine club membership)

Summer season opening times: Mid June – End of September

13. Malga Geislerarm

Malga Geislerarm at dusk. Most photogenic mountain huts in the Italian Dolomites

A Malga is a backcountry restaurant, but unlike rifugios it doesn’t offer any accommodation for the night. NeverthelessI felt compelled to include Malga Geislerarm on this list, simply because of its location. 

It’s surrounded by the breathtaking spires of the Odle ridgeline with two famous peaks: Sass Rigais and Furchetta towering over it. You can even summit the first one along the via ferrata Sass Rigais. 

If you ever dreamed of getting married in the mountains, I’ve got some great news for you. The Malga offers wedding receptions!

Another cool thing about this place is that it has its own little outdoor cinema, although I am not sure I could focus on a screen with views like this right behind it! 

Summer season opening times: Tuesday to Sunday from May 15th until November 4th. July and August open every day. 

How to reach it: There are a few ways, all described on the website of the Malga Geislerarm. 

14. Rifugio Volpi al Mulaz

Rifugio Volpi Al Mulaz as seen from Passo Mulaz along the Alta Via 2

Another gem in the Pale di San Martino group offering refuge to the tired trekkers along the Alta Via 2 is rifugio Volpi al Mulaz. It’s one of the oldest rifugios in the Dolomites. 

Its location is particularly appealing due to the access to Passo del Mulaz overlooking the dramatic spires of Forcella Farangole. 

You don’t need to walk the whole Alta Via 2 to experience a night at this rifugio. It’s also accessible via a day hike across Passo Mulaz starting at Passo Rolle. It’s one of my favourite day hikes in the Dolomites. 

I highly recommend trying the flaming creme brulès, which you can order from their restaurant. I couldn’t believe my eyes when they brought them out to us! 

CAI member: YES

Price per night with half board:: 52 Euros (41 with an alpine club membership)

Summer season opening times: 17/06 – 24/09

15. Rifugio Capanna Fassa

rifugio Capanna Fassa at sunrise

How often do you get to have a 3 course dinner followed by a glass of wine all whilst sitting near a fire place, looking through the windows and having a 360 degree view over the surrounding mountains? 

My guess would be very rarely and for some of you probably never. You can change that quickly with booking a stay at rifugio Capanna Fassa. 

Situated right on the summit of Piz Boè, the tallest mountain in the Sella group, and at an altitude of 3152 meters, this hut is the second highest mountain hut in the Italian Dolomites! 

The approach isn’t too difficult either and it only takes 1-1,5 hour from the top of the Sass Pordoi Cable Car station. There are a few cable protected sections, but not difficult enough to class them as via ferrata. 

CAI member: NO

Price per night with half board: 55 Euros

Summer season opening times: end of June – end of September

Have you stayed in any mountain huts in the Dolomites? Have you got any questions? Share them in the comments! 

Marta
Marta

Hi! I am the photographer and creator of www.inafarawayland.com. I come from Poland, but I've been living, travelling and working around the globe since I turned 18. A few years ago, during one of my trips to Scotland, I bought my first DSLR and my adventure with photography began. When I am not stuck to my computer editing photos, you can find me hiking somewhere in the mountains.

24 Comments

  1. If you were able to get reservations to both Locatelli and Lavaredo huts which one would you choose? Either works scheduling wise- we are mostly wondering about comfort and food (although I’ve heard the food is better at Locatelli, I’m wondering if the comfort at Lavaredo is enough to make up for it) Having a really hard time deciding! Thanks for all the great blog posts!

    • Hi Amanda. Locatelli is a very busy refuge. A LOT of day hikers pass this place. Lavaredo even tho it’s on the same route it is a lot quieter. Both have fantastic views. Lavaredo is a private refuge and those generally are a lot more luxurious and offer more food variety. The food at Locatelli was very general and same as all the other huts belonging to Club Alpino Italiano. I hope this will help you make a decision.

  2. Hi Marta,

    Thanks for the great information! Are reservations typically needed in early-mid September or does the hiking traffic decrease quite a bit by then?

    • Hi Vance, It depends on a mountain hut. The busy ones such as Lagazuoi or Locatelli are busy throughout the whole season, but the quieter ones don’t require a reservation in September and you could just call a few days before. With that said though you have to bear in mind that after the pandemic it’s all a bit crazy because a lot of people have been putting off their trips for a while. I was reading reports just today that my friends couldn’t book anything within a reasonable range for their trip to Seville and they are there now when it is still technically low season. I hope that helps! Let me know if you have more questions.

  3. Your website is exquisite! I’m finally getting to explore Europe after living all my life in the U.S. and it’s overwhelming (in the best way possible) how much there is to do and see, so sites like yours are a Godsend. If doing hut to hut treks during summer seasons, do you need to bring any mountaineering equipment? (I noticed you had a helmet in a few of your photos)

    • Hi Galina! Thanks for your awesome feedback. Yes, Europe is amazing and there is loads to do around here! As for your question. It depends on a route. What you can see me wearing is a helmet, harness and a lanyard which is used on the via ferrata sections on some of the multiday hikes. Alta Via 1 doesn’t have any sections of via ferrata so if you don’t want to carry any equipment just look into that one! I have a whole best about top multiday hikes in the Italian Dolomites. Make sure to check it out!

  4. I would love to stay at Campanna Fassa as it looks amazing. I am wondering if there would be enough time in the day if we were doing either Vallelunga or Seceda as a day hike in the morning, could you get to the Cable car sass and get to this rifugio in a reasonable time to spend the evening & night there? Or do you think this would be too rushed in the same day? We are unsure yet if we will be hiring a car or relying on public transit. Thanks again for all of your phenomenal work on this website.

    • Hi Paula. It’s definitely doable. After your Rosengarten Traverse I would suggest that you finish it in Ortisei, stay the night there and then from Ortisei you can reach Seceda with the Furnes -Seceda Cable car. Buy a one way ticket. You can then hike to rifugio Firenze and to the top of Col Raiser gondola which will take you down to the valley (again one way ticket) From here you catch the transport to Passo Pordoi and from Passo Pordoi you take the Sass Pordoi Cable car. It takes max 2 hours to reach the Piz Boe hut but for fit hikers a lot less (it took me 1 hour). From what it seems I actually would recommend that you travel around with public transport because the car might become a liability, especially since you plan on staying a lot in the huts.

  5. Cześć Marta,

    Greetings from Warsaw 🙂

    Thank you so much for this blog, it is really helpful. the images from dolomites are absolutely stunning. I’m planning on a hiking and photography trip in next few weeks and this really helps an amateur like me. I wanted to also check if you organise any photography workshops? I would be interested to join.

    Stay Safe and best wishes

    Kind regards,
    Praveen

    • Cześć Praveen! Thanks for stopping by my site and for your lovely feedback. Unfortunately, I do not organize any photography workshops at this time but I do appreciate your interest. I hope you will check the Dolomites out nevertheless and have a wonderful time!

  6. Thank you for this great article.
    As a landscape photographer I am really looking forward to visiting the Dolimiti. Now, I have never been there and there are so many amazing places. If you were to go for the first time, where would you go to spend 5-7 days? Of course, I am looking forward to speechless scenery. Thank you!

    • Hi Fabrizio. Thanks for visiting. Cortina is a great way to start with as it offers access to many great photography spots. Villages in Val Gardena are the second option if you want to be close to some great photography spots. However in my opinion it is best to do a road trip around the Dolomites and spend 1-2 days at each location. I hope that helps!

  7. Hello! I am planning a road-trip through Northern/Central Italy for my honeymoon and we will just have a few days in the Dolomites. I am planning to do just two nights near Cortina but would love to stay in a refugio for these two nights as basecamp and do day hikes from there. Are there any you would recommend that are easily accessible by car? I’ve looked into a few like Passo Giau (available for one of the nights we need but not both) and Lagazuoi (totally booked). Are there any others you recommend I look into? Or one that we might do for 1 night along with Passo Giau? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thank you!

    • Hi Kelly. I recommend that you try either rifugio Son Forca (you can reach it with a chairlift and park at the bottom of the chairlift) or rifugio Duca D’Aosta. Similarly you can reach it with a cable car. The latter has awesome views of the jagged Croda Da Lago. Rifugio Ivano Dibona can be reached with a car, however, your car has to be lowed than 2.5 meter (Any standard car is lower than that) so no campervans. Another one, off the top of my head, is rifugio Auronzo which you can reach with a car. It’s around 30 minute drive from Cortina. It’s a great place to start the Tre Cime circuit. Last but not least rifugio Platzwiese. A great spot to start Durrenstein summit hike. By the way you can read about Tre Cime Circuit and Durrenstein summit hike in the day hikes in the Dolomites category in my Italian Dolomites Guide. I hope that gives you plenty of choices! Let me know if I can help further! Good luck with bookings!

  8. Hello! My partner and I are going to Italy on the 30th of September. We were hoping to do a hut to hut hike for around 4 days – do you have any recommendations? We are concerned about the weather, and places being closed at that time of year. We would consider basing ourselves in one place and doing walks from there if that is more suitable but we would love to have the hut to hut experience! I have loved reading your articles and appreciate any advice you could give us!

    • Hi Hannah! Thanks for stopping by. Whilst It can already be quite cold in the mountains during that time, September is still a very good time to hike in the Dolomites. I actually find the weather in September and October the most stable as by then the summer storms which occur so frequently in June and July and some parts of August are mostly gone and it is also not scorching hot during that time. I myself have done the Rosengarten Traverse at the start of October so I would recommend you check out that article on my site. In the comment sections, you will find my suggestion on how to turn this traverse into a 3 day trip without doing via ferratas, if they are not something you are after!.

      • Hi Marta! Thank you for the tips! Sadly Passo Principe’s last night of opening is Oct 1 and I think the soonest we can get there would be Oct 3rd. Which rifugio would be the best alternative? Also we are coming from Munich and will need to hire via ferrata equipment. Does it make sense to train from Munich to Bolzano, hire gear and drop luggage in Bolzano, then make our way to Carezza? Or is there somewhere else that would be more convenient as we will have to get back there after hiking? Thank you again for your help!

        • Hi Hannah. I just read on the website (german version) that they stay open until mid-October, where did you get the information that they close on October 1st? If that’s the case rifugio Vajolet should still be open.
          You can take a train to Bolzano and then travel by public transport to the Dolomites. I would recommend leaving your luggage at a hotel somewhere in Campitello di Fassa or Moena (wherever you decide to stay). Basically any villages in Val Di Fassa, close to where the hike through Rosengarten begins.

          • Hi Marta! I emailed Passo Principe and sadly they told me this year their last night will be October 1st. I will check out rifugio Vajolet thank you. Do you know if there is any way to get someone to teach us the ropes of via ferrata? Perhaps hire shops would show us? My partner is an experienced climber, I have been climbing a handful of times and neither of us have via ferrata experience. Thank you again.

          • Fingers crossed for Vajolet. Principe should update their site. However, considering that most sites, that belong to the huts in the Dolomites, look like they were designed 2 decades ago, it probably won’t happen 😉 As for the via Ferrata question. I have a beginner’s guide on my site. If you are climbers you will have no problem whatsoever. You can watch a youtube video on clipping in and out of the cables. It’s really just one move with one hand. I recommend getting a lanyard with the quick-release carabiners/handles, not the screw locks. Look into my beginner’s guide it will answer a lot of your questions, then practice at home and when in field, choose an easy ferrata to begin with.

          • Hi again Marta! Hopefully this is the last of my questions. The beginner’s guide to via ferratas was incredibly helpful! We have found availability at Rifugio Santerpass, I know you haven’t stayed yet but it looks like they are open from their renovations! So we are thinking night 1 at rifugio Santerpass and night 2 at Alpe di Tires. Do you think that would make the first day too short if starting from the König Laurin chairlift, or could we incorporate a via ferrata that day to make it longer? Similarly, do you think Santerpass to Alpe di Tires is too long of a day? We are so grateful for your advice! Your website if the most useful information we have found by far!

          • Hi Hannah. Congrats on securing the reservation. The ferrata will take 2-3 hours (without stops) depending on how fast you are. I just recently had a report from one of my readers that it took them 6. It really is up to how fast people are and how many stops they do. To me, this would be a short day, but you can still explore the area around the Vajolet towers, and enjoy the sunset with the most spectacular review in the whole of Rosengarten.

            It’s totally doable to walk from Santner Pass to Alpe Di Tires in one day providing you will only hike and not do the via ferrata Catinnaccio as an extension which I talk about in my guide. If you want to do it then try to get a reservation at rifugio Passo Principe, my favourite one in the Rosengarten group! I hope that helps!

  9. Hi thanks for the info! If we are traveling by bus to Corvara, which rifugio would be the easiest to get to from there? Also, since I am coming to Italy for my honeymoon, is there a place to store our suitcases while on a rifugio 2 day trip (since we would only be taking a backpack for that)?

    • Hi Sara. Thanks for visiting. Most of the time you can just leave your bags at the last hotel where you stayed. They usually have some kind of storage rooms as many people do what you are planning. As for the nearest huts, there are loads. If you want to do a great via ferrata then I recommend VF Brigata Tridentina then a stay in rifugio Pisciadiu. From the hut you can summit Cima Piscadiu as an extension then hike down to Corvara the next day.
      Another one is Rifugio Puez which you can access from Colfosco (you can do via ferrata Sassongher along the way).
      Staying at rifugio Capanna Fassa on the top of Piz Boe (I have a post about it in the day hikes in the Dolomites category), or rifugio Piz Boe which is 300 vertical meters below the summit, is also an option. You can access both huts from Passo Gardena which is easily accessible by bus from Corvara. I hope that helps.

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