Rifugio Marinelli and Monte CogliÓns
Rooms with 2 beds (bank bed)
Rooms from 4 to 6 beds
(all bank beds)
Room with 14 beds
Eastern view from Marinelli Hut
on the way up to the Marinelli
from Mt. Croce Carnico
Discover tranquil mountain
trails and stay overnight in modern well equipped Rifugi (Mountain Huts).
Try the local gastronomy and the good wines from our Region. A truly
Let us open the trails for you and plan your arrangements. Come and
discover the beauty of the Carnic Alps, the bothanical and very
interesting geological theme hikes.
in the North east of Italy, bordering the southernmost
Region of Austria (Carinthia), the
Carnic alps are the natural divide between
Mt.CogliÓns is, with its 2.780 meters, the highest mountain in the
Carnic Alps. About 2 hours walk from the Marinelli. The top, with a cross and a bell, offers in nice
weather, a beautiful view
of the entire Carnic Alps, from the Dolomites to the Triglav (Slovenia),
Grossglockner (Austria), not to forget the Adriatic Sea. The mountain is very famous also for the battles that took
place here in World War I.
The Rifugio Marinelli is opened from July to September
and offers accommodation in nice, comfortable multibedded rooms. Lunch and
Dinner from local gastronomy is served at reasonable prices. It
stands on grassy
slopes under Mount Floriz and overlooking the CogliÓns group.
It was built in
1901; after various rebuildings is now a comfortable place that can
50 persons in: 2 x 2 bedded rooms, 2 x 4
bedded rooms, 4 x 6 bedded rooms and a bigger room with
14 bank beds. Toilette and Showers available on each Floor.
Marinelli is the ideal departure point to ascend the various mountains.
The easyest way to hike to the top of the CogliÓns, as well for other
Monte Crostis, Pizzo Collina, Creta della Chianevate, the Volaia Lake
via the sentiero Spinotti (green itiner.)
The Mt. CogliÓns group
Mt. CogliÓns (South side)
South east view from the Marinelli
( Timau - Mt. Croce Carnico)
Western side view from the Marinelli
(walking or biking from Collina)
North eastern view from the Marinelli
(Creta Chianevate and Pizzo Collina)
to get there - Airports nearby:
Low cost Flights from:
UK, Germany, Cekia, Hungary, France,
Denmark, to Triest.
More flights to Klagenfurt(A); Ljubliana (SLO); Venice (I); Treviso(I).
About 2 hours transfer from each Airport to Collina / Rifugio Tolazzi.
Easy drive on the motorway as far as Tolmezzo. Normal well kept roads
from Tolmezzo via Ovaro - Forni Avoltri - Collina - Rifugio Tolazzi.
Wide FREE parking available.
From here there is a less the 2 hours walk (yellow itinerary on the
map) to the Marinelli.
Torre and Creta della Chianevate
Creta della Chianevate - Pizzo Collina
View from the Spinotti Trail
(Green itinerary on the map)
or Coach Transfer from Airports to
The cheapest way is to Rent a car at the Airport:
Click here for Car Rentals
For groups we offer Minibusses from 16 to 50 seater deluxe Coaches.
Quotation on request.
The Carnic Alps (Alpi
Carniche in Italian, are a large mountain range in the Southern Alps.
The Highest point is the Mt. CogliÓns.
The geology of the Carnic Alps is very complex.
All the area was covered by seas twice for long amounts of time. The
first of these seas covered today's Carnic Alps in the Ordovicium Age.
Sediments were formed and 440 million years ago a first "event"
triggered the first build-up of mountains in the area. A porphyry plate
was pushed over the sedimentary rocks. Remains of this plate can still
be seen along the main ridge.
Erosion did away with most of the built-up mountains. Some 350 - 400
million years ago the second sea started to cover the area and overall
it lasted 200 million years. This was the so-called Thetis Sea which
also is responsible for the creation of the Dolomites. Huge coral atolls
were formed the remainders of which are the mountain groups of the
Dolomites. 200 million years ago the final formation of the Alps
began. And here the Carnic Alps Area again was special. The
mountains were kind of folded upwards, but this action took place in the
form of waves which often overtook each other. With the waves "breaking"
over the fault line the layering of the rocks became more and more
complicated. Suddenly (thinking of it on a geological scale) old layers
were sandwiched between younger ones, sometimes even layers of the same
age several 100m apart with layers of all ages in between. And this is
what you still can find in the Carnic Alps today. The area around the
highest summit, Mt. CogliÓns (2782m) is the most complex, and thus most
South view from the Marinelli (Mt. Crostis)