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Rifugio Vittorio Sella

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Address: Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso | Conca di Lauson, Cogne, Italy
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A little slice of heaven

It was a pleasantly challenging walk up to this refuge, and in all honesty, one does not expect the world of food in such a place, but all the dishes we ordered, from salads to... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2016
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Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed August 11, 2016

It was a pleasantly challenging walk up to this refuge, and in all honesty, one does not expect the world of food in such a place, but all the dishes we ordered, from salads to mains, to deserts were very good. Best of all was the revelation of a white wine made from Pinot Nero grapes, which was unusual and... More 

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Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

This beautiful hike was the highlight of our trip to the Alpes. Amazing view, great trail and very family friendly! The best beer ever when we arrived at the top. We brought our kids and our youngest is 5. She did a great job of walking almost the whole trail herself. So proud of her! We slept in a room... More 

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The Netherlands
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

I have been in many mountain cabins, but this one pleasantly surprised me! I think this is the first one ever in which I had 3 options for every one of the 3 courses of dinner. And they even were pretty good courses. Wow! Breakfast made an impression too. Mainly because of the ‘glittering’ warm beverages machine, with even some... More 

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Boechout, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2016

Very large and easily accessible CAI mountain hut. Colonies of Stambecco in the direct vicinity, great for kids (and adults). Decent cuisine.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 5, 2016

We did a day walk up and back from Valnontey. Beautiful walk but steady 6 km pure uphill which is very tiring and will take 3 to 4 hours one way depending on your fitness. The refugee is beautiful, with fantastic fresh lunch options , drinks and coffee or you can sleep there as well with a dinner, bed, breakfast... More 

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Central Point, Oregon
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Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Not to be missed. Go beyond the Refugio and gave a picnic in the rocks by some small pools. Great photo opportunities. Bring plenty of water. Poles not necessary but helpful on the steep downhill return.

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cardiff
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Reviewed September 16, 2015

We arrived after a long walk from Refugio Peradza and it was great to find this historic hut and a very welcoming Isabella. The staff were really good and the food was just what we wanted. We had a 4 person room for the 2 of us which was good - but it was on the corner of the building... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed September 7, 2015

Rifugio Vittorio Sella is located on a high alpine plateau and a welcome sight after a fairly strenuous hike up from Valnontay. The refugio consists of two long building containing dorms and a restaurant, and a smaller building housing the bar. We spotted many chamois and Ibex on the surrounding hills. If you want something closer, the donkey that wanders... More 

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Newcastle, UK
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Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you've travelled in the high Alps, you'll know that huts / cabanas / refuges / rifugios are as different as people. Italian ones are usually better, and this one is quite special. Firstly the setting is great, with lovely views, yet sitting on a little plateau, and with lovely strolls to small lakes nearby, as well as a mountain... More 

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Princeton
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Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a refuge, high up in the mountains, to be reached after a 2 hour strenuous ascent. And then, when you pant your sweaty self in you find a lovely, clean, classy restaurant, with several good dishes (of course, polenta in various forms), an excellent cappuccino, all served in ceramic dishes and cups. A great break before you head... More 

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