Experience the Mountains, 5 Huts and Resorts where to Book

 

Unique surrounding environments and a hospitality that, nowadays, those whom go to the mountains increasingly expect more in terms of service, welcoming and cuisine. This is what characterizes a stay in mountain retreats and mountain resorts, places where proper rest is accompanied by more traditional and genuine flavors of the local specialties. Born on the basis for the needs of mountaineers to have support points to stay overnight before making an ascent, today the huts are no longer a site for the departure of an adventure, yet a destination, in many cases a real culinary destination, thanks to the new role of the managers, which from being experienced mountain guides have become citizens emigrated to the mountains with a passion not only for these but also for cooking. Are you already feeling the mountain air, the smell of wood and the scents of nature? Discover the proposal of the resorts and alpine huts  that Italian Traditions has selected for you.

Rifugio Casello Margherita (Calabria) 

Located at altitude 1,424 meters in Margherita, in the municipality of Celico (Cosenza), Eduardo and Simonetta gave life to the first mountain retreat in the Sila National Park – one of the few in Calabria - in a former keeper's cottage of the early twentieth century, restored following the principles of green building and completely immersed in the woods, amongst chestnut, pine, beech and fir trees. At Rifugio Casello Margherita you will stay in rooms furnished with local handmade antique furniture, and taste simple and traditional dishes made with organic and seasonal products, together with a bit of Canadian cuisine contamination.

Rifugio Selva Bella (Abruzzo)

In the nature of the Abruzzo National Park, in an enchanted valley where the river Profulo flows, hides Rifugio Selva Bella, a chalet where to live some days in contact with nature and with animals grazing, enjoying fresh air and spring water. Carefully decorated in the typical style of mountain sites and managed by Maria Felicia, a big enthusiast of both mountains an the Abruzzo Park, the retreat offers the opportunity to use the kitchen, in addition to the normal overnight stay and breakfast. Outside we find fountains, barbecue facilities, benches and a large porch.

Rifugio Monogioie (Liguria)

A two floor stone building, Rifugio Monogioie was built by the members of the Albenga section of the Italian Alpine Club, inaugurated in 1989 and completely renovated in 1998. Lying on the large plateau above the village of Viozene (Pian Rosso) amid large green pastures, it’s the ideal place for school stays, sports and mountaineering activities with mountain guide but also to enjoy a fine cuisine. It has 46 beds, 20 emergency beds and offers bar and restaurant service.

Boscone Suite Hotel (Lombardy)

Surrounded by the Valtellina countryside, a stone's throw from the center of Madesimo, Boscone Suite Hotel offers to tourists the opportunity to stay in spacious and comfortable surroundings all rigorously furnished with wood, overlooking the surrounding forest, so as to breath deeply and be wrapped into the scents of nature. Very rich and varied is the proposal of the wellness center Ninfea and restaurant Al Bosco, where you can enjoy both Italian and especially local tradition.

Planibel Hotel (Valle d’Aosta)

We are in La Thuile, one of Aosta Valley’s most renowned places and the perfect starting point for a holiday on the beautiful snow-covered slopes. Planibel Hotel & Residence is an alpine style building situated only 80 meters from where the ski lifts departure which it develops around a small square lined by shops, boutiques, restaurants, pubs, ski rental, newspapers and tobacconists. In the Hotel’s restaurant you can enjoy hearty breakfasts with fresh organic products and dinners in line with the values of the alpine tradition.