The Rifugio Teodulo is an alpine hut located in the municipality of Valtournenche, in the Aosta Valley, at an altitude of 3317 m. at the pass open in the Pennine Alps, on the Italian-Swiss border, between the Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa massif.
Surrounded by a majestic panorama, the property offers comfortable and modern rooms of different types and a restaurant with simple and genuine cuisine.
Rifugio Teodulo History
The original alpine hut was built in 1852 and was the first refuge in the Alps, with the name of Albergo Colle del Teodulo refuge; it was used as a hiking and mountaineering base for the surrounding peaks and for skiing on the glacier. It was made of larch wood and stone, obtained from some disused fortifications built by Duke Amedeo II in 1688. The refuge was then sold to the Italian Alpine Club in 1915.
The current construction was built in 1920 and extensively renovated afterwards. Inaugurated with the name of "Principe di Piemonte Refuge", today instead called Rifugio del Teodulo. .
Between 2000 and 2010 important renovation and expansion works were carried out which allowed the creation of a large panoramic lounge with a view of the Matterhorn and a bar open to skiers and hikers, both during the winter season and during the summer.
The majesty of the Matterhorn and the fascinating chain of the Grandes Murailles frame this salon, enriched by comfortable sofas from which you can admire the enchanting landscape by sitting comfortably next to the stove and tasting a glass of the prestigious wines offered by the Rifugio Teodulo.