Rifugio Pizzini

The road to Pizzini Refuge is not for the beginners

Rifugio Pizzini is a high mountain refuge at an elevation of 2.706m (8,877ft) above the sea level, located in the Cedec valley, in the Lombardy region of the Alps in northern Italy. It's one of the highest roads of Europe.

Set high in the Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio, the unpaved road is pretty narrow and steep. It’s a 4x4 track. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. It's one of the highest roads of the country. With such a high summit altitude the road can be closed anytime due to snowfalls. 

The wind is usually quite strong at mountain areas. High winds blow here all year long. Even in summer you can confront with snowy days. Temperatures here in the winter are brutally cold. With such a high summit altitude the road can be closed anytime due to snowfalls. The zone is prone to heavy mist and can be dangerous in low visibility conditions. The refuge was built in 1888. It is a mountain road and perhaps not for the beginners. The road is open only to authorized vehicles. A small gravel 4x4 trail beyond the hut climbs up to Laghi di Cedèc, at 2.833m (9,294ft) above the sea level.


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