THE REFUGE Curò (1915m.a.s.l) was the second refuge to be inaugurated by the Italian Alpine Club (CAI) of Bergamo in 1886,, after Cà Brunona. The refuge is named after the engineer Antonio Curò, who was the then President of the CAI of Bergamo. In 1973 the surveyor Luigi Locatelli designed a second refuge that was then built next to the first; this is currently used.
THE NEW REFUGE The refuge sleeps 92 people in rooms of 4 – 6 – 8 – 10 or 12 people; you can reserve an entire room (that is slightly bigger than the size of your group) at an additional cost of €2,00 per person. The refuge also has a bar, 2 dining rooms and a lounge area with a fireplace and communal bathrooms. There are 2 showers available for use with tokens costing €3,00; towels cost €1,00 and disposable sleeping bags cost €3,00. Furthermore, let our chef delight you with regional dishes, cheeses, cured hams and home-made cakes, all of which will be accompanied by carefully selected wines. after Cà Brunona. The refuge is named after the engineer Antonio Curò, who was the then President of the CAI of Bergamo. In 1973 the surveyor Luigi Locatelli designed a second refuge that was then built next to the first; this is currently used.
- € 32,00 ( half board ) for CAI members
- € 42,00 ( half board ) for non members
- € 27,00 ( half board ) for CAI members under 18
- € 37,00 ( half board ) for non members under 14
- € 14,00 ( bed and breakfast ) for CAI members
- € 24,00 ( bed and breakfast ) for non members
- € 9,00 ( bed and breakfast ) for CAI members under 18
- € 19,00 ( bed and breakfast ) for non members under 14
*Half board includes a two course dinner with a side order, dessert or fruit, still water and bed and breakfast.
DATES WHEN WE ARE OPEN
1st May to 1st June: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
1st June to 1st October: Everyday
1st October to 1st November: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
|Category||C (click here for more info)|
|Zone||Conca del Barbellino - Valbondione|
|Dining room holds||130|
|Owner||Arizzi Fabio, Ghilardini Angelo|
|Owner’s phone number||3126.96.36.1998 (Fabio Arizzi)|
|Owner’s phone number||3188.8.131.52 ( Ghilardini Angelo )|
|Refuge phone number||0346.44.076|
|Telephone providers||TIM,VODAFONE, WIND|
HOW TO REACH US:
Exit the A4 motorway at Bergamo and follow signs to the Valle Seriana and then Valbondione (approx. 50Km from Bergamo). On arrival at Valbondione, pass the church and park your car either in the car park by the sports centre (Palazzetto dello Sport) or in the area known as Grumetti. From here follow the tarmac road to the start of the dirt track (CAI footpath number 305).
The track initially weaves through a beautiful pine forest, but eventually emerges at altitude to reveal lower vegetation.
The last part of the walk follows the track around a spectacular in-cut into the mountain on a cliff edge. Alternatively, once you have reached approx. 1600m.a.s.l. (about 1h 45min from the start of your walk) instead of following the dirt track, you can take a separate more challenging footpath that follows a crevice; chains are present to help your ascent.
SAB bus service: click here to view the bus timetable