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“Maria Luisa”

During excursions in Upper Formazza Valley of some members, attending more and more beautiful surroundings, Val Toggia – made up of a plateau occupied by the artificial lake of Toggia dam, which on the one hand gently leads to the San Giacomo Pass to go down in the valley Bedretto (CH) and on the other, passing by lake Castel and small lakes of Boden, you will reach the entrance that leads to Val Maggia (CH).

Thus it was born the idea to enhance this area with the construction of a shelter. The intention of the President of the section, Piero Monaco, was to remind his wife Maria Luisa Milani with a significant work, so they began building.

In 1936 they carried out the first inspections and the new hut designs, which incorporated the structures used for the direction of the dam work. Already 5 December 1937 the hut Maria Luisa can be opened and begin its operation, even if not complete.

The following summer begin the most important works: the construction of the central part of the hut with a building of two floors. Built with stone walls and partition walls in wood, in typical Formazza’s style; the works end in the summer of 1939. The December 8, 1939 the hut Maria Luisa comes into full operation.

Over the years the hut is always subjected to new renovations and improvements, in order to satisfy the regulations and try to meet the expectations of visitors.


  • Inside it has wood-paneled rooms.
  • Atmosphere warm and cozy are just a backdrop to the evenings with friends
  • In the silence of the peaks that surround the hut
  • PEquipped with electric heating and pellets
  • Hot water and showers
  • Phone
  • Bedroom with 4/6/11/13 places
  • Bar and restaurant service


  • In winter / spring: from January to the end of April, every day
  • In the summer from mid-June only weekends
  • From July to the end of September every day/li>
  • Reservations will be appreciated both for lunch and for overnight stays
  • During the closed seasons it is set up an emergency room with 4 beds.


  • The beautiful landscape with lots of snow in winter and spring
  • Colorful flowers to be admired in the summer
  • Easy walks suitable for the whole family to enjoy breathtaking views of the alpine lakes that surround the hut
  • Enjoy our hospitality and enjoy our cuisine, with products from the valley


Our cuisine is special because loves healthy food, homemade. At the hut will always find seasonal food, made with fresh, carefully selected ingredients, good dishes and generous. The prices are affordable for everyone!