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Refuge · Vicentine Alps · 1,343 m
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    Rifugio Barricata Estate
The Marcesina plain was for centuries a border land between Venice and Austria, at a time when livestock farmers competed with each other for precious mountain pastures. In the middle of this plateau, where it’s still possible to follow the path along the boundary stones, is the Rifugio Barricata. Go in summer to have fun mountain biking, and return in winter (with snowshoes or cross-country skis) to find out if this area really does deserve its nickname - Italy’s Finland - due to the very severe temperatures that regularly occur as a result of the basin conformation of the whole area. Humans have chosen to live here since prehistoric times, as borne out by the archaeological remains to be found at the Rifugio Dalmeri. Before leaving for your hike, always contact the manager to verify the actual opening of the mountain hut Walks Close to the refuge is the Riparo Dalmeri, a prehistoric rock shelter, which has been studied by the Trento Science Museum and which provides evidence of hunting activity in this area 13,000 years ago. The Sentiero dei Cippi (Boundary Stone Path) winds across the Marcesina plain along a line that once marked the border between the Republic of Venice and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. A walk of 1 hour 40 minutes takes you to “Castelloni San Marco”, an amazing labyrinth of limestone rocks of karst origin (a path guides you through it).

FACILITIES / SERVICES
car parking lot, restaurant, bar

SPORTS / LEISURE TIME
mountain activities, snowshoe hiking, adventure tours

BEDS & ROOMS
double room/s, single room/s, multi-bed room/s

MEALS
traditional cuisine, home-style cooking

LOCATION
quiet location, mountain location, near the forest, meadowlands, green area

SUITABILITY
young persons, groups, families, children, singles

Sleeping berths

Number of beds in dorm
40

Address

BARRICATA
BARRICATA
38055 GRIGNO ALTOPIANO DI MARCESINA IT

Getting there

From Grigno take footpath 242, which runs up the Valsugana, coinciding in part with the road across the plateaux and passing close to the Riparo Dalmeri; continue along a forest track until you get to the Piana Marcesina where you rejoin the road that runs up from the village to the refuge (3 ¾ hours, difficulty E). You can also get to the refuge by car on a surfaced road, after obtaining permission from the local district council.

Coordinates

DD
45.979940, 11.591690
DMS
45°58'47.8"N 11°35'30.1"E
UTM
32T 700750 5095084
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BARRICATA
38055 GRIGNO ALTOPIANO DI MARCESINA IT
Phone (0039) 0461 171 6300 Fax +39(0464)505562
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