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!
A historical refuge SAT in front of the Monte Peller peak in the Brenta Dolomites. It is open every day until 20 September 2020.Details
Rifugio Maddalene Malga Val
A welcoming and recently renovated refuge in the wild heart of Maddalene open from mid June until the end of October.Details
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
Malga Rodeza di Tres
Cozy alp at the foot of the panoramic Corno di Tres in Predaia.Details
Fattoria didattica Malga di Coredo
The knowlege of the huts, the animals, the secrets of the mountains.Details
Rifugio Malga di Romeno
It is a compulsory stop-off for anyone heading up Monte Roen.Details
Rifugio Oltradige Überetscherhütte
Refuge with a panoramic view over Val d’Adige starting from the climbing path of Monte Roen.Details
Malga di San Felice
This is near the famous Lake Tret. In winter it is the starting point of a slope for sledges suitable for families!Details
Malga di Revò
Another mountain farm along the Maddalene trekking path.Details
Malga Tasula is located in the great Dolomite amphitheatre of Pian della Nana. It is open from the 20th of June until the 20th of September.Details
Selling of the products of the alm.Details
Reachable by car from the village of Bresimo. It is open from mid-June until mid-September.Details
Malga di Fondo
From the hut you can easily reach the Tret lake and the top of Mount Macaion.Details
Malga di Malosco
The alpin hut is easily reachable by foot from Regole di Malosco and from the Passo Mendola. It is open until mid-September.Details
Malga Kessel Untere Kesselalm
A lovely mountain farm which resembles Heidi’s mountain hut.Details
Malga di Lauregno
This mountain farm is also in the Maddalena range.Details
Malga Luco Laugenalm
The mountain farm is at the foot of Monte Luco.Details
Selling of goat's milk products.Details
This hut is part of the circuit of the Maddalene huts.Details
Malga di Proves Stierberg Alm
Graziosa malga nel cuore selvaggio della catena montuosa delle Maddalene. Aperta dal 15 giugno fino al 30 settembre.Details
Malga di Brez
Bivouac with 6 beds, a stove and a bathroomDetails