Mountain hut Altissimo Damiano Chiesa

On top of Monte Altissimo di Nago at Lake Garda on 2079m asl

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Tel: 0039 391 383 9019

Monte Altissimo at Nago (2079m) is part of the Gardesana Prealps and in particular of the Monte Baldo Range.
The Damiano Chiesa Refuge, built just under the apex of Monte Altissimo, in the wonderful Baldo Natural Reserve, was opened by SAT in 1892.

Since 2017 it has been run with great enthusiasm by Eleonora Orlandi. You can get here either, in the summer, by using the various paths of varying difficulty, by foot or mountain bike, or in the winter when keen skiers can get here on a fresh snowfall over the ridges.

What do we offer?

Some tasty alto Adige Speck, tripe in broth, spaghetti with a wonderfully rich sauce of tomatoes, cream, sausages, mushrooms and the unforgettable canederli dumplings in broth or with melted butter.
Traditional polenta made with local Storo flour and cooked over a wood burning stove in a classic copper pan will accompany our second courses: melted cheeses, goulasch, rabbit, pork chops, lucanica sausage, mushrooms and cabbage or why not the local speciality of marinated flash fried beef with beans. 

All our puddings are homemade. Don’t miss out on the Apple Strudel! And to round things off, you should try some of our numerous delicious grappas.

When are we open?

The Refuge is open every day from May to October (inclusive).
From November to April, we are open at weekends and when the weather is good.

For further information about opening times, please ring +39 391 3839019.

What is our refuge like?

The building offers 36 beds in 6 rooms and another 10 beds in another room that becomes the Refuge bivouac in the winter.
You should book ahead during the summer period and for winter weekends.
You can book by ringing +39 391 3839019.

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    June 2017

    What a great place for a lunch stop during a hike. We walked from the Monte Baldo to Torbole (long!!!) and had lunch here. The view from the terrace is stunning. The staff is super friendly and they live what they are doing. We tried the new pasta “Altissimo” which was very delicious. The chef came out to hear if we liked the rush, well we did indeed. It was lovely!


    July 2017

    Large choice of dishes that you can eat inside or outside ( lot of wind) with a nice team helping you to choose.
    You can reach it from malcesine ( telepherico) or Nago ( difficult to find your way by car the path is OK ).

    This side of Mount Baldo in incredibly rich in various plants trees. The walk up from 1200m was incredible as we had a complete stratigraphy of possible climatic conditions.