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The mountain hut Rifugio Peziè de Parù lies about five kilometres from the centre of Cortina d'Ampezzo, in a lovely high pasture.
Like a crown, surrounded by mountains famous throughout the world: the Tofana, 5 Torri, Antelao, Sorapis and Cristallo.
It is at the centre of an intricate network of paths and trails which lead to refuges, high altitude lakes, museums of the First World War, practice walls and the Nature Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites.
In winter fascinating itineraries for ski mountaineering merge with trails for snowshoeing.
Its best features are the ample terrace, a lovely well-groomed lawn where you can sunbathe on loungers, the pasture with the cows and, lastly, a little brook where children can play safely in fairy-tale surroundings.
Towards evening the place undergoes a change…When dusk falls and the surrounding peaks begin to redden, peace takes hold of the place and only the ringing of the cow bells breaks the eerie silence.
What was once the abode of shepherds is today a cosy refuge endowed with elegant rooms with all modern comforts.
Recently restored, the refuge has three lovely double rooms in perfect mountain style, with en-suite bathroom and satellite TV. Their names are those of the peaks surrounding the refuge: Tofana, Croda da Lago, Sorapis, all with breathtaking views.
The Peziè de Parù's cuisine is well anchored in original recipes, guaranteed by the chef, a local man who prepares for his guests casunziei, canederli (dumplings) and barley soup according to the most rigorous local traditions.
Much appreciated are the grappas flavoured with ginger, cumin, bilberries or wild mountain herbs: Fabiano, the host of this refuge, as well as being an expert barman is always pleased to suggest to his guests combinations of dishes and wines or liqueurs to end the meal. The Averau refuge also provides an excellent snack bar service.
The Delicious Cortina team, which also includes the refuge Baita Peziè de Parù, organizes all kinds of events throughout the year: from high altitude concerts, parties on the panoramic terraces, exhibitions and meetings in the cultural centres of the area, historical re-enactments in the museums of WWI, sports competitions, themed dinners and photo competitions to solidarity events. The complete list of all these experiences is published in the events calendar.
Rifugio Malga Peziè de Parù
Località Peziè de Parù
Altitude: 1.535 m
Access: can be reached by car
WC: toilet for disabled guests
Parking area: free and unattended parking
WiFi: free Wi-Fi
Other services: weddings and special events are organized on the large sun terrace and in rustic rooms