Welcome to Refuge Kugy Casa Alpina Valbruna!

Be surprised by the magical Julian Alps

“When they appeared to me on the heights of the Karst, in the luminous glare of the sea, flooded with light and sun, in their calm solemnity, so distant and unreachable, my soul held them in an embrace, with all the violence of her dreams. [...] No matter how many mountains I have seen, nothing equals the Giulie. The dreams of youth created the homeland of my soul.”

Dalla vita di un alpinista - Julius Kugy

We want to borrow words and emotions from the "Cantore delle Giulie" and make them our own; we come from his own seaside town and who in this part of the Alps have decided to stop. Born in Gorizia and adopted in Trieste, Julius Kugy devoted most of his mountaineering career to these mountains and among the most important ascents we find the peaks that surround the refuge dedicated to him.

The Casa Alpina Kugy refuge was obtained from the renovation of the old building that housed the mill in the village of Valbruna. Located at the entrance of the Val Saisera and at two steps from the Alpe Adria Radweg cycle path (FVG1), it wants to be the ideal starting and arrival point for those who love to explore the Julian Alps during all seasons.

We will welcome you with our smile and our philosophy: make you spend a slow holiday, during which you can recharge with new energy and clean air. We have set up the large garden where you can sit on sunny days, relax and enjoy a well-deserved gastronomic break. In the winter season, and for the more chilly, the indoor dining room, comfortable and with a family character, will be available. Among our main wishes there is to be able to satisfy all palates by offering traditional Friulian cuisine and more. Rest assured that no one will remain on an empty stomach! And after being satisfied and pampered with a homemade dessert and grappa, you can rest in our pleasant rooms. They enclose the true atmosphere of the alpine refuge and are also suitable for children and disabled people.

The Casa Alpina is now also an educational center with a large room with screen and projector. We like the idea of ​​involving our guests and taking advantage of this space for workshops, musical, photographic and artistic events.

Home delivery service

We feel in step with the times and for this reason we have decided to offer you a home delivery service. If you don't feel like cooking but don't want to give up good food, take away service is also available. For reservations just call us or contact us via sms or whatsapp.

Sleeping in the refuge

Linger before bed and roll your eyes, admire all the stars invisible from the city, fall asleep in the calming silence of a small mountain town, wake up and remember that waiting for you out there are the beauty of the meadows blooming in summer and the whiteness of the snowy peaks during the winter. These are just some of the reasons that make the Kugy refuge a special place to stay. Characteristic of our rooms is simplicity. The absence of televisions and background music is our conscious choice that will allow you to rediscover the pleasure of silence and the warmth of being in company.

"Don't look at the mountains like a scaffold to climb, look for their soul."


Rooms namesPersons numberHalf pensionB&BWCBeds
Diretta Kugy250€35€1Double bed
Gola Nord Est650€35€1Bunk bed
Cengia degli Dei1250€35€4Bunk bed



The same paths that in winter are tackled with skis or snowshoes, in summer they are transformed into perfect paths for trekking, Nordic walking or mountain biking. Enjoying the sun and breathing good air has never been easier.