Vittorio Sella Refuge
Località Lauson, 11012 Cogne AO, Italy
About Vittorio Sella Refuge
The Vittorio Sella refuge is a refuge located in the municipality of Cogne, in the Val di Cogne, in the Graian Alps, at 2,584 m asl. On the site there was an ancient hunting house known as the Lauson since the nineteenth century, belonging to King Vittorio Emanuele II who went here to hunt the ibex. It is located within the Gran Paradiso national park in the Lauson basin, hence the name by which it is sometimes called.
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