Casa al Frassen in Val Canzoi
In the year 2000, the Park purchased from ULSS 2 of Feltre over 700 hectares of meadows, woods, and rock faces in Val Canzoi. The estate goes from the 750 meters of the bottom of the valley to the 2,547 meters of Sass de Mura, the highest summit of Cimonega group.
Within the estate, one of the most valuable areas of the Park
for its landscape and environment, there is the lodge "Al Frassen": a three-storey house dating back to the first half of the 20th century. After the purchase, the Park renovated the building and transformed it into a guest house for hikers and an environmental education center dedicated to groups of students, organized groups, and associations.
This building, like all the other ones built or renovated by the Park, has been recovered thanks to the "Fossil Free" project, according to which only renewable energy sources should be used within the protected area. For this reason, the electric energy necessary in the guest house is produced by photovoltaic solar panels placed on the roof and by a generator working with bio-diesel; the heating system works thanks to a biomass boiler.
The Park's lodge offers 22 beds, divided into 3 rooms (two of them have 5 beds, while the other has 12 single beds and/or bunk beds), an equipped kitchen, a small classroom for educational activities, a large dining room with fireplace, and toilets.
The essential equipment of Casa al Frassen includes:
- Gas and wood-burning stove, with dishes and accessories;
- Single beds or bunk beds with mattress, pillow, and blanket;
- Toilets with shower;
- Not drinkable water (cold and hot).
The guests of Casa Al Frassen can require optional additional services:
- Luggage transport
- Catering for groups
- Delivery of basic commodities.
Information and reservations
How to Reach Casa Al Frassen
Highway A27 to Belluno, then in the direction of Feltre until you reach Santa Giustina, turn to Cesiomaggiore and go ahead until you reach loc. Soranzen, where you will take Val Canzoi (road signs). Continue along the valley until you reach the car park before the bar-restaurant "Ai quattro pass".By Train:
Feltre and Belluno, the nearest towns, are served by the railway line Padova-Montebelluna-Feltre-Belluno-Calalzo also with a bike transport service. Belluno is connected with Venice also by the line Venice-Treviso-Conegliano-Ponte nelle Alpi-Belluno. Train timetableBy Bus:
From Feltre and Belluno, the line Dolomitibus no. 17 gets to the stop in Soranzen, at about 8 km from the house, not served by public transport service. Bus timetable