In the heart of the Dolomites, just a few kilometers away from Cortina d’Ampezzo, surrounded by rocky peaks and boundless skies, you can find the most famous panoramic room in the world. Ideal for an unforgettable night, the Starlight Room 360 is located at 2055 meters above the Col Gallina Refuge, with a spectacular view on the Dolomite peaks of Lagazuoi, Sass de Stria, and the 5 Towers. Listed among the top 10 most spectacular hotels of the world, it offers the opportunity to spend a night immersed in the nature, granting all the comforts you need.
The Starlight Room 360 is made of fir wood and glass with a special mobile system powered by solar panels. Thanks, in fact, to the possibility of turning on itself the structure with a remote controller, every moment can be framed with the most evocative panorama; for a perfect dinner facing sunset or a wonderful sunrise. The creator of this fantastic project is Raniero Campigotto, the visionary owner of the Col Gallina Refuge, already known for having recovered an old war post of the Alpine troops in Cima Gallina and for having turned an old cable car into a mobile bar.
The entire structure of the Starlight Room Dolomites 360 is proudly “Made in Veneto“, from the sustainable materials coming from nearby mountains to the employment of local artisans. The interiors, with precious details, reminds the traditional mountain huts thanks to the typical fabrics of the Ampezzo area and the natural wood decor.
The room is reachable, escorted by the staff of Col Gallina, by snowmobile, during winter, and by quad during summer. If you are brave enough, you can also reach it by ski, snowshoes, or fat bikes, depending on the season. The stay includes a delicious dinner for two in Ampezzo style, with an interesting tasting of local cold cuts and cheeses, five seasonal soups to choose from, a good list of wines and grappas, and a tasty tiramisu for a final sweet treat. This unique experience is made even more romantic by the sound of magical soundtracks played by an mp3 player, ideal also for playing your favorite playlists.
Both in summer and in winter, sleeping in the Starlight Room will leave you breathless. After admiring the famous enrosadira phenomenon, which paints the peaks of the Dolomites pink at sunset, your eyes will get lost among millions of stars: the Milky Way shines so brightly that you’ll have the sensation of touching the sky. In the morning, caressed by the lights of dawn and surrounded by the silence of the mountains, you’ll return to the Col Gallina Refuge for a yummy breakfast.
Besides the Starlight Room, the Campigotto family offers other fab experiences in close contact with nature, such as spending the night in a First World War refuge, above Cima Gallina. Accompanied by a historical guide in original uniform, the more adventurous people can even choose to sleep in panoramic tents; a scenic sky glamping for a real immersion in the nature of these places full of history!
The Starlight Room was assembled exactly where you see it located today. Its various components have been designed by Raniero to weigh a maximum of 700 kg each, to allow the transport in height via helicopter. Once produced, the various pieces were brought up via air and the entire structure was assembled in just 28 minutes! A true record for this project created to be inserted in a stunning landscape, part of the nine Dolomite Systems that in 2009 officially entered the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Starlight Room Experience: 650 euro per night (dinner and breakfast for two included)
Summer opening: June 15th — September 25th
Winter opening: December 21st — March 30th