A remote mountain retreat

The setting of the refuge provides a magical place to explore from, enjoy a sunset in summer and listen to wolves howling in the winter nights.

Why would you stay anywhere else?

The newly renovated Bisegna refuge offers warm Italian hospitality, cuisine and a magical spot to rest in the mountains.

Set high up in the mountains, resting on the saddle between Pescasseroli and Bisegna, the mountain refuge offers guests a unique setting to rest and spend the night.

The area is home to great wildlife including bear, wolf, wild board and deer to name a few. The surroundings are communal graving lands and often free grazing horses or cattle pass by. This quaint mountain top cottage has a hearty main area with a wood burning stove for heating and cooking, a cozy seating area for meals and a kitchen. Two rooms offer variety; one accommodates two guests in an on suite room, with a double bed, hot water and solar electricity - ideal for explorers or a romantic couples retreat.  

The second style of accommodation is ideal for hiking groups exploring the mountains. Shared sleeping areas with bunk beds and a full bathroom with shower and toilet available.

The mountain refuge has the necessary creature comforts like hot water and limited electricity from solar power, but mobile connection is scarce and provides you with the perfect getaway.

Accessible by foot or snow shoe in winter, the amount of vehicle traffic is limited to insure the most remote experience possible.

The setting of the refuge provides a magical place to explore from, enjoy a sunset in summer and listen to wolves howling in the winter nights. 

"Take experience seriously."

- Richard Karlsson

  • Sunset over the valley
  • Wolf howling in the evenings
  • Wildlife watching from the refuge
  • Cozy Italian atmosphere and people
  • Open all year
  • Accommodates from two - twelve people
  • En suite with solar heated showers
  • Ideal for couples or groups
  • Exclusive rate starts from €50‚– per person per night sharing
  • All inclusive rate including dinner starts from €65‚– per person per night sharing
  • Group trips and planned experiences are tailored to meet your needs
  • Guided experiences include wolf tracking, wildlife watching, photography, hiking and snow shoeing 
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Meet Umberto

Umberto Esposito was born in 1982 and took up the interest in photography when he was just a kid.

After finishing his studies he started his career as nature guide, working between Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, thus merging two big passions in his profession: nature and photography.

The experience he had at the end of the nineties when he encountered his first bears, and the emotion that the first images he made evoked, drove him to what is nowadays his profession.

In 2009 he started Wildlife Adventures, a company engaged in spreading the emotions he had as a youngster to those who visit the mountains of the Central Apennines.

He is a hiking instructor registered with the Alpine Guides of the Abruzzo region and also a nature photographer. He is convinced that the environment has a very important role for people and for society and he works every day on this principles.

He is an author of various education and environmental communication projects and regularly works together with the local authorities and various NGOs.

He is co-author of Forest Beat a multimedia projects of photography, focused on the ancient Apennine beech forests and he has published articles and images on various magazines.

"It would be fitting, I think, if among the last man made tracks on earth would be found the footprints of the great brown bear"

Earl Fleming

Umberto Esposito
Wildlife Adventures,Italy