Rifugio Francesco Petrarca is a high mountain refuge at an elevation of 2.875m (9,432 ft) above the sea level, located in the Texelgruppe Nature Park, in South Tyrol, Italy. It's one of the highest roads of Europe.
The refuge, called Stettiner Hütte in German, is located between the Pfelderer valley and the Pfossental, near the border with Austria. The trail to the refuge is extreme. It's one of the highest roads of the country.
The trail is very challenging. It’s gravel and is in dreadful condition, and requires strong nerves to negotiate it. The road is certainly breathtaking and it has a fearsome reputation. It's closed to vehicles.
Pic: Oliver Lenze