Italiaoutdoors Guide to the Dolomites

Pelmo Mountain Group

Italiaoutdoors guide to the Pelmo Dolomites

The Monte Pelmo - Croda da Lago mountain group, forms one of the nine areas of the Italian Dolomites protected by the prestigious Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  The mountain group covers a vast strip of land running in a Northwest to Southeast direction, stretching down from Monte Penna to Passo Giau (2,236 m), separating the Boite Valley, the val Zoldana, the val Fiorentina and the small side valleys of the tributaries Codalonga and Costeana.  Pelmo sits in the Belluno Province of the Veneto Region.

The area is dominated by the imposing and solemn bulk of Monte Pelmo (3,168 m) – one of the most beautiful and characteristic peaks of the Dolomites, whose concave shape reminds of a gigantic throne.  This is the reason, it is nicknamed ‘Caregon del Doge’ in the local patois, literally meaning "the Doge’s Seat", while the lower summit is known as Monte Pelmetto (2,990 m).


  • Cortina
  • Forno di Zoldo

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Main Peaks of the Pelmo Group

  • Monte Pelmetto (2,990 m)
  • Monte Formìn (2,657 m)
  • Monte Cernera (2,657 m)
  • Becco di Mezzodì (2,603 m)
  • La Rocchetta (2,469 m)
  • Croda da Lago (2,701 m)

Mountain Huts in the Pelmo Group

  • Rifugio Bosconero

Rifugio Sora
  • Rifugio Tissi

  • Rifugio Coldai

  • Rifugio Venezia


Rifugio Vazzoler


Rifugio Torrani


Rifugio Pramperet

Rifugio Monte Rite


Rifugio Talamini
  • Rifugio Carestiato


Rifugio Città di Fiume

  • Rifugio Pian de Fontana


Rifugio Remauro

  • Rifugio San Sebastiano


Rifugio Duran
Rifugio Staulanza


Rifugio Palafavera

  • Rifugio Monte Pelmo