Summer begins and the refuges spring into action

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The reopening of a mountain huts always produces great expectations and these are particularly high for the summer of 2018 with the hope that the positive trend of the winter season will be maintained. As well as counting the numbers of visitors, the refuge managers are even more interested in what brings them here. There are increasing numbers of international guests, with an interest in and heightened awareness of particular aspects of the environment and the landscape, although naturally there are still those in search of a mountain experience more reminiscent of a high altitude amusement park. The video, shot a few days before the opening of the Città di Fiume Refuge, shows how its manager Mario Fiorentini, in addition to being one of the champions of the network bringing together the 66 refuges located in the core area of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one the most enthusiastic believers in a new way of conceiving the role of refuge manager. Enjoy watching it!

24 June: the European Day of Mountain Huts

High altitude special events have become an ever more popular way of attracting visitors in search of a fulfilling mountain experience, both in terms of the landscape and culture. The first ones on the programme are those linked to the third European Day of Mountain Huts organised by the Accademia della Montagna in partnership with SAT, the Trentino Refuge Association, The Federation of Trentino Choirs and Trentino Marketing, this year also extending to other places, in particular in the Provinces of Belluno and Pordenone.

No fewer than 11 of these refuges in Trentino will, on 24 June, be playing host to a choir performance. The Rifugio Città di Fiume (BL) will also be taking part with a concert starting at 2pm by the Terza Eccedente Coletti Orchestra made up by students from Treviso who, after completing their three years of middle school, have decided to specialise in music at high school. On the evening of 23 June, at 8.30pm, the managers of the Rifugio Pordenone (PN), Marika and Ivan are organising a showing of the documentary “Sentiero Italia – i primi 6000 km (The Grand Italian Trail, the first 6000km) starring Lorenzo Franco Santin, telling of his first solo journey on foot covering the whole of Italy, the islands included.