In the 1980s the Refuge was a small hay-barn where our family carefully looked after the first guests, establishing a close personal relationship with them.
In 1995 the Refuge was completely renovated to continue offering its guests a comfortable and familiar environment. It has rooms, a bar, a restaurant with seating both inside the and outdoor on the terrace with an a la carte menu. In winter the wood-burning oven is used for excellent pizzas at high altitude.
The large terrace, one of the sunniest in the Dolomites, overlooks the Val di Fassa, with an extraordinary view across to the Rosengarten-Catinaccio group, the Denti di Terrarossa of the Schlerngruppe-Sciliar Dolomites, Sassolungo, the Sella group, Pordoi and many other peaks in the Val di Fassa and Fiemme - a breathtaking view bringing joy to both the eyes and the heart.
Friedrich August III, the last king of Saxony, who lived from 1865 to 1932 and loved to walk along the slopes between the Sassolungo and the Rosengarten and the path that leads from the Sella Pass up to the Jouf de Fascia and as far as the Seiser - Siusi Alps is dedicated to him. Around 1911 King Friedrich had this path laid out by Austrian soldiers to facilitate troop movements. Today it has become one of the most well-known and popular trails in the Dolomites as a result of the enchanting splendour of its panoramas and the easy access it offers. And it is to that king, that the Refuge is dedicated and where he stayed during his excursions on the Sassolungo group.
In 2011, for the centenary of the construction of the route, an exhibition of photographs and memorabilia was set up in a room at the Refuge to commemorate the king's outings in the area and the construction of the path dedicated to him.
Rifugio Friedrich August - Località Col Rodella (Passo Sella) 38031 Campitello di Fassa TN
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