This hut stands in the upper section of the Val Vescovà, in the grassy clearing at Pian de i Gat (gat means ‘whisps of low cloud that signal rain) and near the wooded slopes of the Coro range. It is encircled by a glorious fir forest, beyond which the stunning north-west faces of Schiara, Gusèla del Vescovà and Nasòn’s bold horn can be seen – quite superb at nightfall when they are lit up in a pink glow.
(Piero Rossi, SCHIARA, CAI-TCI Italian Mountain Guide, Milano 1982)
The hut has 30 beds, with six extra beds for emergency shelter.
One of the most interesting routes beginning from this hut is the trail that climbs up the Val Vachera to the mountain hut, Casera Vescovà (1862 m). The trail skims the southern edges of the splendid Monte Talvena Fully-Protected Reserve (trail no. 536), as far as Casera La Varetta (1709 m). It then connects to the Alta Via (trail no. 514) before returning back down to the hut (trail no. 518).