Walking - Aquileia - Città di Fiume (Selva di Cadore)

Difficultymedium easy Time1.30 h one way

HIKES | REFUGE AQUILEIA - REFUGE CITTÀ DI FIUME | SELVA DI CADORE | DOLOMITES World Natural Heritage Site

This is an easy pleasant walking, ideal for families with children. Park the car in the wide meadow of the Aquileia (located almost 2 km far from Pescul towards Staulanza Pass – there’s a sign with the name "Aquileia"). Take the dirt road which from the back of Rifugio Aquilieia leads to a short steep path in the wood, at the top of which you will find the Malga Fiorentina dairyfarm. Here the view on the Dolomites is wonderful (from the Marmolada, to The Pelmo, the Becco del Mezzodì to the Sella). Take the dirt road which in few minutes leads to the final destination: Rifugio Città di Fiume.

Alternative route: leave the car on the wide area just on the foot of the Pelmo scree, on the third tight bend of the SR 251, about 4 km far from Pescul towards Staulanza Pass. An easy large dirt road starts here pointing towards the North. In the middle of  the road you will meet the path leading to Rifugio Aquileia, just below the Fiorentina dairyfarm. The road goes on toward the North wall of the Pelmo Mount and in few minutes brings to Rifugio Città di Fiume. If you want you can carry on the walk. In fact from the rifugio if you follow the path n. 480 on the right towards East in 30 minutes you will reach, first, the Forada Col where you will have  a breathtaking view on the Dolomiti Ampezzane and Cadorine and then, if you go down for 500 m ca along the path n. 468, you will reach a little nice altar dedicated to Saint Antonio. While on the left of the rifugio, towards North- West, the easy and pleasant path n. 467 of the Alta Via n. 1, leads, in 1 hour and half ca, to the Prendera dairyfarm, where the view on the overwhelming walls of Rocchette is amazing: together with Becco del Mezzodì, they remind us to a huge cliff just coming up from the ancient sea; just a bit further the imposing Antelao Mount.

  • Gear: mountain wear
  • Rest stops: Rifugio Aquileia and Rifugio Città di Fiume
  • Alternatives: starting from the 3rd hairpin bend of the SR 251. From rifugio Città di Fiume you can join Forcella Forada or Malga Prendera
Warnings: a detailed map of the area is racommended; you can join other interesting destinations
Notes: a detailed map of the area is racommended; you can join other interesting destinations
  • Pelmo Dolomite Group
  • 1918 m Altitude
  • Mountain path Ground
  • Parking place Aquileia Start
  • Rifugio Città di Fiume Finish
  • late spring summer autumn Time of the year
  • High Popularity