Ski resorts in summer

  • July 12, 2013

The ski resorts near Villa Bonicelli are also well worth a visit in the summer. For example, Cerreto Laghi becomes a popular destination for walking, horseriding and mountain-biking activities. There are also many walking trails for all abilities.

Febbio is also active in the summer, with walking and trekking facilities available, as well as a riding school. Or just head up for the fresh air and wonderful views – the first ski lift (1500m) should be open in time for summer 2014. Just above Febbio is a rifugio, a kind of hostel. It’s called Rifugio Peschiera Zamboni (or La Peschiera). It’s open every day in the summer – here you can catch trout and they will cook it for you in the restaurant, or you can bring it home to cook. Book to avoid disappointment, especially at weekends (348 4061578; 0522 800104). It’s very popular in the summer as people escape from the heat and head up into the cooler mountains!

There is another rifugio 6km from Febbio, Rifugio Monte Orsaro, open every day from 1 July to end Aug (and at weekends throughout the rest of the year). The restaurant serves local cuisine, and it’s also a good starting/end point for walks etc.

(See the Walking and Cycling section for further information).