An Alpine Garden at the foot of the Civetta

Located at the foot of the majestic Civetta group, the Mario Vazzoler Refuge is a stop on the route of the Alta via n° 1, which brushes the Conca Agordina even at the height of the Carestiato Refuge.

This true climbing sanctuary is a passage point for expert mountaineers who want to test themselves with the grandeur (and difficulty) of the surrounding rocks: Cima Busazza (m. 2.891), Torre Venezia (m. 2.336), and Torre Trieste (m. 2.445) are some of the names that materialize the dreams and fears of the most expert rock climbers.

Like any self-respecting sanctuary, it has its own garden: the “Antonio Segni” Alpine Garde. It was created in 1968 to show the beauty and diversity of the Dolomite flora and talk about the numerous medicinal properties of the Alpine plants.

The Garden covers a total area of 5.000 square meters and includes two main areas that you can explore through a network of paths: one is immersed in spontaneous vegetation; the other one reconstructs some typical Alpine environments.

This incredible place is dedicated not only to mountaineers but also to families and mountain lovers who want to hear what nature has to tell them.


Località Col Negro di Pelsa
32027 Taibon Agordino (BL)
Telephone: 0437 660008 / 340 161 2828 / 3288867114

How to get there
  • From Rif. Capanna Trieste (car park), 1.135 m, 1.30-1.45 T: on the cart track (s. 555) in Val Corpassa to La Mussaia, Pian delle Taie; also by mountain bike, about 4.5 km, quite challenging (from Listolade, 679 m, about 8 km)
  • From Cencenighe-Bastiani, 971 m, 4.30-5 hours EE: on the cart track (s. 562) to Bricoli then with path. 562 (Troi de i Séch) left for Le Pale, Forzeléta de la Val de le Taie, 2258 m, descent to the Colon and then right for Casera di Pelsa; from here on the cart track (without trail sign) to the junction with the cart track (Case Favretti) to the right (s. 560) to the refuge
  • From Cencenighe-Colàz, 1031 m, 3.30-4 EE: with sent. 567 for Bólp, Le Mandre, Biv. Col Mandro, Forcella Col Mandro, Sella di Pelsa, on the right with sent. 560 to the Piani di Pelsa, then on the cart track (s. 560)

(fonte CAI Agordo)