Refuges

VEGA SHELTER

Large recently extended house can accommodate n. 75 people. The new part is complete with fan coils for heating the rooms and solar panels for hot water. The equipped kitchen, the refectory hall, a large playground and a roundabout for prayers and meditation complete the structure.

BICOCCA SHELTER

Small house consisting of 3 rooms furnished each with 2 bunk beds for a total of n. 12 beds and a bathroom with toilet and shower.  The structure, not being equipped with kitchen, it is normally combined with other adjacent shelters (Larch with n. 50 beds or The Eduvige with n. 25 beds).

MACK BELL SHELTER

Small house, adjacent to S.Giachino, is suitable to accommodate n. 20 people. On the ground floor there is the equipped kitchen, the fridge, the frezeer, the refectory lounge and 1 toilet. On the 1st floor the bedroom is complete with n. 10 bunk beds and n. 1 bathroom with shower. The adjacent square can be used for activities and games.

LOMBARDA SHELTER

Located at the Colle della Lombarda (2,350 m.) A few steps from the French border, the shelter is suitable for 38 people. It is equipped with gas cooker, fridge, frezeer, toilets and showers. The power supply of the kitchen and the boyler for hot water is supplied by gas in 20 kg cylinders while the electric energy is produced by a power generator fed by diesel fuel. Under the house a large open space with a stone altar can be used to celebrate the Eucharist in the open air, to do activities and games. Starry nights and full moons make the living room particularly evocative.

LARICE SHELTER

Beautiful structure among the larches is equipped to accommodate 50 people. Hall refectory, indoor activity hall with large fireplace in case of bad weather, toilets, including a service for the disabled and equipped kitchen complete the shelter. Outdoor activities can take place in the square in front of the house. The adjacent Bicocca structure can be combined with the refuge (12 beds).

GRAN BAITA SHELTER

The refuge is located on the square next to the S. Gioachino house and has a capacity of 72 seats. Being equipped with n. 2 equipped kitchens, refrigerators, frezeer, and n. 2 halls refectors can be divided into two structures separated by n. 24 and 48 beds. The long portico on the front of the shelter ensures shelter and the possibility to have lunch outdoors while the large adjacent square is certainly a precious space for activities and games.

L’EDVIGE SHELTER

The refuge is the first that meets up to the Sanctuary and has a capacity of 25 seats. Complete with equipped kitchen, fridge, frezeer, toilets and showers. In front of the house there is a large open space suitable for activities and games. The structure can be combined with the adjacent Bicocca shelter (12 places), thus achieving a total of 37 beds.

CARAMBA SHELTER

Ex  Carabinieri  station (from which it takes its name) is located about 150 m. from the Sanctuary on the road leading to the Rock of the Apparition. The house has a fully equipped kitchen, fridge, frezeer, toilets, showers and bunk beds for a total of 38 seats. A space adjacent to the house for activities and games completes the structure.

BUCANEVE SHELTER

Refuge located in the valley of Orgials, accessible from the pass of the Colle della Lombarda or along the dirt road that from the provincial SP 225, passing through the Malgheria, arrives at Colle della Lombarda. It consists of n. 2 housing units for a total of n. 38 beds. Equipped kitchen, living room refectory and toilets with showers. Electricity is supplied by a diesel-powered power generator. The gas for cooking and hot water is supplied in 20 kg cylinders. The full contact with nature make this refuge unique in its kind.

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