Located at 2561 m Forcella Fontananegra, in the heart of the Tofane, the Camillo Giussani alpine hut is a destination not to be missed. Excellent base for hikers and mountaineers, in addition to the overnight service, the refuge has a bar and an excellent restaurant where you can taste the delicious typical dishes of the area.
Rifugio Camillo Giussani History
Rifugio Camillo Giussani was he first alpine hut of the Tofane, second in the Ampezzo valley. It was inaugurated on August 16, 1886 with the name of Rifugio Tofana and destroyed during the Great War. Throughout the Tofane area you can see the remains of artifacts and war stations built by the military during the First World War.
On September 5, 1921, after having renovated a large barracks for the Alpine troops, the CAI section of Cortina opened the refuge dedicated to General Antonio Cantore (who died in Forcella Fontananegra on July 20, 1915).
Finally, on 17 September 1972, the third alpine hut was inaugurated, built from scratch not far from the previous ones thanks to funding from the Italian Commercial Bank of Milan and dedicated to the mountaineer Avv. Camillo Giussani.
Today the Cantore refuge is abandoned, while the Tofana was renovated in 1994 and today serves as a winter bivouac.
Since 2011, after 38 years, the manager Vittorio Dapoz has left the job to his son Mauro, ski instructor and current station manager of the Alpine Rescue of Cortina.