The Rifugio Bergamo al Principe (in German Grasleitenhütte) is an alpine hut in the Dolomites located on the west side of the Catinaccio Group at an altitude of 2,134 m. The building dominates the wild Ciamin Valley in the province of Bolzano, it is the first alpine hut opened in the group del Catinaccio.
Rifugio Bergamo al Principe History
The Rifugio Bergamo al Principe is the oldest alpine hut in the Catinaccio, built in 1887 by the Leipzig section of the D.Ö.A.V. (German-Austrian Alpine Club). After the First World War it was expropriated by the Italian state and handed over to the Bergamo section of the CAI. It was subsequently renovated several times.
Together with 24 other alpine huts expropriated by the state, in 1999 the property passed to the Autonomous Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol. At the end of 2010, the CAI management concession expired. Since 2015, the management has been carried out by a commission composed of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, the AHV and the CAI
The alpine hut offers 12 rooms to the guests with a total of 70 beds. The typical Tyrolean cuisine offers organic products and fresh goat milk