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Margherita Hut

Punta Gnifetti, m. 4554, 13021 Alagna Valsesia VC, Italy

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About Margherita Hut

The Margherita Hut is situated on Punta Gnifetti at a height of 4556m on the Monte Rosa massive. It is clearly visible from the valley and catches the eye of all who look up towards the peaks. It is the highest refuge in Europe, it houses important labor for scientific research and it is dedicated to Queen Margaret of Savoy who overnighted in 1893, the year of its inauguration.


Attractions near Margherita Hut

Signalkuppe0.01km from Margherita Hut

The Signalkuppe is a peak in the Pennine Alps on the border between Italy and Switzerland. It is a minor peak in the Monte Rosa massif. The mountain gets its name from "the Sign", a prominent gendarme atop the eastern ridge, which was demolished when the Reina Margherita shelter was built.

Zumsteinspitze0.69km from Margherita Hut

The Zumsteinspitze is a huge mountain peak located in the Pennine Alps on the border between Italy and Switzerland. It was the first summit of the Monte Rosa massif to be climbed. Its name comes from the topographer Joseph Zumstein, who explored the peak with other scientists. It is one of the 4 Monte Rosa summits looming high above the Macugnagna valley and forming the famous Monte Rosa East wall, the biggest and highest rock face in the Alps.

Parrotspitze0.94km from Margherita Hut

The Parrotspitze or Punta Parrot is a mountain in the Pennine Alps, located in the massif of the Monte Rosa, along the border between Italy and Switzerland.  Presenting the mountain as a long and sharp ridge arranged in a west-east direction, it is possible to ascend it easily starting from the Col del Lys or from the Col Sesia, the col that separates it from the nearby Punta Gnifetti. A longer and steeper ascent unfolds up the Valais face starting from the Fratelli Gugliermina hut.

Monte Rosa1.32km from Margherita Hut

Monte Rosa is a 41.7 kilometer out and back trail located near Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and backpacking.

Balmenhorn2.16km from Margherita Hut

The Balmenhorn is a 4,167 m listed elevation belonging to the Monte Rosa massif in the Pennine Alps.  It is particularly known because on its summit there is the Felice Giordano bivouac and the majestic statue of Christ of the Peaks.  It can be seen along the road that leads from Capanna Giovanni Gnifetti to Capanna Regina Margherita.  It is not commonly listed among the Alpine peaks higher than 4000 meters because it does not meet all the criteria to be considered a peak in its own right.

Vincent Pyramid2.49km from Margherita Hut

The Vincent Pyramid is a mountain of the Monte Rosa massif in the Pennine Alps. It is located entirely in Italian territory along the watershed that divides the upper Lys valley from the upper Valsesia descending from Ludwigshöhe. The summit is bordered to the west by the Lys glacier, to the south by the Indren glacier, and to the east by the Piode glacier.  One of the risky trekking destination and also the summit offers a beautiful panoramic view of this area.

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Piedmont is a region in northwest Italy, one of the 20 regions of the country. It borders the Liguria region to the south, the Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna regions to the east, and the Aosta Valley region to the northwest; it also borders Switzerland to the northeast and France to the west. It has an area of 25,402 km2 making it the second-largest region of Italy after Sicily and a population of 4,322,805 as of 30 June 2020. The capital of Piedmont is Turin.