Casello Margherita


Casello Margherita is for those who love the mountains. We are situated in the Sila mountains of Southern Italy at about 1400 m above sea level.  Visit us at anytime during the year, it’s lovely in the winter and it’s refreshing in the summer.

It’s a favourite place among cyclists and it’s close to hiking and cross-country skiing trails, if you like downhill it’s not far either or… you can just relax.   The house you’ll be staying in is over 100 years old and it is one of a series  of houses found all over Italy which were built for road maintenance. Casello Margherita is the first of such houses in Calabria to be converted into a rifugio.

The rifugio is run by Simone and Eduardo. Simone is Canadian and Eduardo is Italian, you can therefore expect the best of both worlds, you can enjoy a traditional Calabrian meal or a more International one, such as our brunch menu.  They pride themselves in offering the best service and the best quality of food.

Simone and Eduardo will welcome you upon your arrival with a tasty treat.  Simone will make you breakfast in the morning and Eduardo will take you hiking in the beautiful Sila mountains.

Eduardo has been a nature and excursion guide for many years, Simone moved to Calabria from Canada in 2003 and has been teaching English. They are also members of Il sentiero which offers tourists services and English Summer Camps.

Casello Margherita

Mountain Hut

First hut in Parco Nazionale della Sila

Celico (Cosenza) - Italy

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