Malga Rin Bianco (BL)
Malga Rin Bianco, located at 1875 m immediately after the Misurina Lake on the road leading to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, was originally born as a mountain farmhouse obtained from an old military hospital dating back to the Great War. Surrounded by over 367 hectares of pastures, where in the summer cows, goats and horses happily graze free, it is located in a very significant position, having been an important outpost of the legendary Republic of Venice at the border with Austria and South Tyrol. From 1420 to 1797, Misurina and Auronzo di Cadore were, in fact, part of Venice inland territories.
Run by the mountain lover and fierce “dreamer” Andreas Quinz, together with his friend Mauro Corona, famous Italian writer, in July 2017 he inaugurated on the first floor of the Malga a Library Room dedicated to his father Valerio and his grandfather Giuseppe Quinz, famous mountain guides who highly contributed to the development of mountaineering in these territories. The original Library, in addition to the collection of family books dedicated to the passion for mountains and mountaineering, also includes works of publishing houses with which Corona collaborates, works by writers of local history, as well as various private donations.
The Malga’s cuisine is inspired by local history with a native approach both in the dishes proposed and in the use of raw materials, chosen among local suppliers of cheeses, meats, flours, wines…The only exception is meat, selected among high-quality varieties of Argentine origin. Among the traditional dishes you can find the “gnòche de pan and autrìa”, a variant of homemade cheese dumpling served on nettle cream; “el caurèto”, grilled lamb chops with honey, breadcrumbs and herbs served with polenta (cornmeal mush); or the “brasuòle”, deer chops marinated in Mugo Pine grappa with baked potatoes and cranberry jam (do not worry, the menu is easy to consult as it is accompanied by detailed photographs of each dish).
Open all year round, in winter the Malga can be reached in daytime hours from the car park of Lake Antorno by taking a nice walk of about 2 km or, alternatively, by using the snowmobile service (which also goes up to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo); whilst in the evening you can use the more comfy shuttle service. In summer opens the toll-road to the Tre Cime that goes up directly to the Malga, or you can take the alternative free dirt road and leave the car in the car park about 80 m from the Malga.
Where: located in the heart the Venetian Dolomites, the Malga is in a strategic position close some of the most magical paths of the Dolomites: besides the majestic Tre Cime di Lavaredo, from there you can also easily reach the Monte Piana, an open-air museum of the First World War, or Croda dell’Arghena and the Scoglio di San Marco, highly scenic routes that retrace the paths along the trenches of the’15 – ’18 war.
When: lunch or dinner
Why: surely one of the most authentic and magical panoramic places of the Veneto Dolomites
How: If you are a party of four or more, or just to have a drink at the bar, it is ideal to book a table in the ground floor rooms, with lovely convivial tables obtained from old mangers; while, for a more peaceful and romantic meal, you can eat on the first floor in the quiet Library Room.
Malga Rin Bianco
32041 Misurina, Belluno
+39 320 5699375
First Courses: 9 – 12 euro
Second Courses and Cured Meat & Cheese Selections: 10 – 20 euro
Snow Shuttle Service: 5 euro per person