Casello Margherita

  • Refuge
SP 256 km 10 - Camigliatello Silano, Monte Scuro - 87053 Celico - Cosenza - Italy

An ecological refuge surrounded by nature of the Sila National Park, between snowy peaks, forests and many routes lenses.

The Casello Margherita is the first mountain refuge of the Sila National Park, and one of very few in Calabria.
Former keeper's cottage from the early '900 restored following the principles of green building, immersed in the woods, chestnut, pine larch, beech and fir trees.
And 'the ideal place for those who love the mountains and nature, and the perfect starting point for excursions and itineraries lenses to look for mushrooms and chestnuts.
In winter you can enjoy walks with snowshoes and to practice cross-country skiing on the nearby panoramic road of the Peaks, which touches the highest mountains of Sila.
In summer it becomes a beautiful cycle tour.

The mountain retreat Casello Margherita rises 1,424 m above sea level in places Margherita, in the municipality of Celico (Cosenza), not far from the crossing point Montescuro (1,618 m), up to the 70 most important step from the west to access the Plateau silane.
The closest villages are those of Celico, Spezzano Sila and Camigliatello Silano which are 10 km away from the shelter. Just 20 km away is the city of Cosenza.

The shelter has 13 beds divided into four rooms, each with private bath. On the first floor are a triple room consisting of a double bed and a single bed, a quadruple room with a double bed and a bunk bed and one quadruple room with two bunk beds. A double room with bathroom for the disabled is on the ground floor where there is also a dining room, lounge and kitchen.

Superior is the decor of the rooms made with ancient pieces locally.

The refuge is open all year, offering the service of accommodation and restaurants. The kitchen of the shelter offers a set menu with simple and traditional dishes made with genuine products and of season, without forgetting "contamination" with Canadian cuisine.
Main dishes of refuge: stuffed eggplant, pasta and potatoes, pancakes with maple syrup, almond milk organic.
Biological products used in the shelter: pasta, potatoes, salads, oranges, tangerines, almonds. Other quality products: sourdough bread, extra virgin olive oil, silane cheese DOP, mushrooms, tomatoes, apples, walnuts, figs.

Other amenities include room and access for disabled, private bathroom, parking, tourist information, hiking guide and tourist


  • Supporting the local economy
  • Promoting "eco" activities
  • No single dose
  • Motion sensors lights
  • 100% renewable energy
  • Organic or Local Food
  • Car-free accessibility
  • Ecological cleaning products
  • More than 80% waste recycling
  • Energy saving lights
  • Green building
  • Solar thermal panels for hot water
  • Water flow reducers
  • Recovery & reuse of rainwater
  • Recycled paper
  • No disposable packaging
  • Towel change on request
  • Natural conditioning or class A air conditioning
  • Appliances in energy class A
  • High efficiency boiler > 90%
  • Water-saving toilets
  • Regional Food
  • Environmental-friendly fornitures
  • Fair trade products
  • Biodiversity of green areas
  • Guest Satisfaction


  • Kitchenette
  • Electric Vehicles Charging
  • Private bathroom
  • Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Organic garden
  • Bicycles
  • Ecotourism itineraries
  • Wellness center
  • Accessibility
  • Small pets allowed
  • Child & Family Friendly
  • Garden
  • Pets allowed
  • Credit card
  • Hairdryer
  • Barbecue
  • Highchair
  • Crib
  • Parking
  • Ski storage
  • Vegetarians meals
  • Reading room
  • Play area for children
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Meals
  • Covid-19 Safety measures

Ecolabel, Certification, Memberships

  • Quality Certification Parco Monti Sibillini


  • Families
  • Romantic escape
  • Groups
  • Adventure & Sleeping bag
  • Trekking
  • Bicycle
  • Horse
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Natural Park
  • Countryside & farm
  • Gourmet vacation
  • Spiritual escape
  • Ski Holidays

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