Road trip guide: Conquering the Cinque Torri Refuge
Rifugio Cinque Torri is a high mountain refuge at an elevation of 2.137m (7,011ft) above the sea level, located in Veneto, a region in Northern Italy.
The road to the refuge is very narrow, paved, and full of turns. Starting from Strada Regionale 48, the road to the refuge is 4.2km (2.60 miles) long. It suffers the harsh meteorological conditions of the area every winter. The road does get busier at weekends and in the main holiday season. The road is freely accessible during the summer period, apart from the month of August, when it is closed from 9,30 a.m. to 3,30 p.m.
Set in spectacular surroundings in the southern (Dolomitic) Alps, the refuge opens between June, 15th and September 30th. It was opened in 1904. This area was theater of conflicts between Italian and Austro-Hungarian troops during World War I.