Carestia mountain hut

Carestia mountain hut

Carestia mountain hut nestled in the valley of Rissuolo, in the beautiful Valle Vogna, on the road to Corno Bianco, the Carestia was founded in 1995 substituting a previous refuge that has become too dangerous to be used. It is dedicated to Antonio Carestia from Riva, a botanist-Alpinist, famous world-wide, who was very fond of this valley.

It has a bar-restaurant, communal bathrooms and showers, electric lighting and sleeps 30. The refuge is the ideal place for a quiet getaway in an Alpine environment far from stress. It also has a winter shelter in the basement to host 4 people. The entrance is via an opening near the front door of the refuge.

Information and contact



REFUGE CARESTIA – Alpe Pile – m. 2201 – Riva Valdobbia
Phone +39 348 1415490
E-mail: write now

How to get there

From Riva Valdobbia by car to Valle Vogna until the hamlet Cà Janzo. From here, following trail n. 201/202 (ex 1/2), you will reach the refuge in about 3 hours following an easy trail.