Located in the heart of the Natural Park of the Marguareis under the "Colle dei Signori",
Rifugio Don Barbera is situated at the foot of the queen of the Ligurian Alps: the Punta Marguareis, nestled between Piedmont, Liguria and France.
A world of mountains where already you can sense the scent of the sea...
A place where everything is the result of environments, cultures and stories, impacting one another, give rise to a particular situation. Here colorful plants, flowers and endemic species are distributed on a unique terrain that hides a vast cave system.
"Colle dei Signori" (Hill of the Lords) has always been an important stop on the ancient trails, such as Via del Sale (the path of the salt, an ancient way that allowed travellers to reach the sea from the internal zones of the Piedmont and vice-versa), the Via Marenca and the Path of the Alpini. For its location, the refuge can be reached easily from the valleys Pesio, Ellero, Tanaro, Roja and Vermenagna thus representing an important and strategic destination point for various hiking routes, crossings and excursions.
For example, the Refuge is included in the Tour of Marguareis, a beautiful trek through unforgettable scenarios and environments .
So, with that said, as the new manager, I invite you to visit us.