The high mountain pastures are where you find the malghe, the traditional Alpine diaries. For me, these summer pastures are my second home.
From the middle of June to mid-September, I leave everything behind and head up there, where the air is that much clearer. Life in an Alpine dairy is hard, working from dawn to dusk, milking cows, making cheese, looking after the animals. But living in such a place is above all a blessing: the opportunity to find yourself in the calm of the mountains.
Want to come meet me? You may find the climb tiring if you legs aren’t used to it like mine are but, believe me, the sights that await you at the top will make all your efforts worthwhile!
There you will find vast green pastures, cool forests full of mushrooms and all soundtracked by the gentle background tinkling of cowbells. And then there is my wife. Ready to entice you with the best of our cuisine. Did you know that everything tastes better in the mountains? The cheese tastes of grass and wild flowers, the polenta bubbles away in the pot and the warm tempting desserts lie in wait, made from fruits of the forest and freshly laid eggs. Bring your children too! I will teach them how to milk a cow, using with a bucket, a stool and a pair of Wellington boots. Just remember though that these are not places where you can be picky!
Come on up, I’m waiting for you!
Malga di Cloz
It is located along the trekking paths of the Maddalene mountain farms.Details
Malga di Revò
Another mountain farm along the Maddalene trekking path.Details
In winter it is open from Thursday to Sunday and during the Christmas holidays it is open every day. Please always contact the hut managers to check when it is actually open.
Malga di Lauregno - Laureineralm
This mountain farm is also in the Maddalena range. Malga di Lauregno is open every sunday from 7th January. Please always contact the manegers to check the opening times.Details
Malga di San Felice - Felixer Alm
This is near the famous Lake Tret. In winter it is the starting point of a slope for sledges suitable for families! In winter it is open over the Christmas period and during the weekends.Details
Please always contact the manegers to check the opening times.
Agritur El Malget
A farm restaurant and manège on the edge of the woods above the village of Tuenno.Details
The Agritur is open every day also during the winter season. Always contact the managers to check the actual opening.
Agritur Malga Tuena
A mountain farm above Lake Tovel in the heart of the Brenta Dolomites. It has an outlet selling goat’s cheese and is open every day from mid-June until the end of September.Details
Ristorante Pizzeria Rifugio Arnica
Rifugio a conduzione tra i boschi delle Regole di Castelfondo.Details
Rifugio a pochi passi dal rilassante Lago di Tret.Details
Ristorante La Monteson
A traditional restaurant on the edge of the forest at the Regole di Malosco, specialising in potato cakes and ‘tortel’. Open from 26 December daily until the Epiphany. Afterwards open from Friday lunch until Sunday dinner until summer 2024. Please always contact the restaurant to check the actual opening.Details
Ristorante Le Regole
A mountain hut style restaurant in the grassy expanses of the Regole di Malosco, with potato ‘tortel’ on the menu.Details
Closed until 27th December. Open again daily over the holidays until 7 January. We always recommend contacting the restaurant to check the actual opening.
Ristorante Hotel Il Falchetto
A restaurant with a large terrace in the verdant open space of the Regole di Malosco. From 7th December open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for lunch and dinner. During the Christmas holidays open daily, then again at weekends. Please always contact the restaurant to check when it is actually open.Details
Ristorante Mezzavia - Halbweghütte
A historical refuge along path 500 which climbs up to Monte Roen. Open every day during Christmas holiday and then on friday, saturday and sunday. From February during the Carnival holidays open every day, then from Friday to Sunday until mid-March (depending on snow conditions). Special evening opening: 20 and 27 January 2024.Details
Rifugio Escursionistico Malga di Romeno
It is a compulsory stop-off for anyone heading up Monte Roen. It is open every day, even in winter!You should always contact the mountain farm to check the availability and when it is actually open.Details
Rifugio Oltradige Überetscherhütte
Refuge with a panoramic view over Val d’Adige starting from the climbing path of Monte Roen.Details
Malga di Brez
Bivouac with 6 beds, a stove and a bathroomDetails
Isolated alpine hut situated in a sunny place in the wildest part of the Brenta Dolomites.Details
Selling of the products of the alm.Details