Inside, you’re greeted by homely heated rooms with warm hospitality to match. Food is rustic, wholesome and plentiful with an extensive wine list to chose from. You can also choose to take a sauna – which might just be Europe’s highest. Little more than a barrel perched on the edge of the mountain, it’s an ideal way to unwind after a hard day in the mountains. Robes, while optional, are provided!
Regrettably, there is a phone signal. But at least that means you can Instagram your pictures of the 360-degree panorama. And it’s this view and the secluded location that represent the true luxury of Laguzoi. While you can cheat and catch a cable car to the summit, it’s only by staying the night that you’ll get to experience a dramatic dawn or sunset over jagged pinnacles of the surrounding mountains.
Overnight stays at Rifugio Laguzoi can be arranged as part of a hut to hut hiking or skiing holiday. Guided trips start from £2,100 per person for 7 days, including 2 nights in rifugios and luggage transfer (excluding flights)