Guido Lorenzi: The Scoiattoli alpine hut and the hot barrel tub

One of the first tips I give my guests about what to do in Cortina is to visit… well, my home!

I grew up at the Rifugio Scoiattoli, built by my father Lorenzo and always run by our family. For me it is like paradise and I like to think that it is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

With a large panoramic terrace overlooking the Dolomites and the famous 5 Torri rock climbing cliffs, the lodge is located directly on the ski slopes of the Lagazuoi 5 Torri Giau area, which is part of the Dolomiti Superski area.

It is located next to the open-air museum of the Great War, where during summertime you can walk the trenches and the restored positions for a journey through history and breathtaking landscapes.

It’s a real treat… for a truly alternative winter evening, a hot bath in the fir-wood tub is a can’t miss: dive in the water heated by the wood-burning stove, admiring the high-altitude starry sky and sipping Champagne.

Seeing is believing!