From a simple "hut" to a modern mountain lodge

A story of tenacity, female empowerment and vision

The history of the Capanna Presena mountain lodge is linked with Elisabetta Marconi, an intrepid woman with the dream of making “her” mountains come alive. Her father Piero built the structure in 1965, then called Capanna Soldà (Soldà Hut), because it was a simple hut designed for skiers, isolated and with very few comforts.


In 1976, Elisabetta, just twenty years old, decided to take over the management with her sister Angela and her brother Francesco. The three young people took care of everything from supplies to ski school. The Marconi adventure ended in 1992 but their thirty years of dedication caused the mountain hut to grow.
Between 2015 and 2016, Capanna Presena – now managed by a company made up of local ski instructors – was completely renovated, becoming a modern mountain lodge with comfortable accommodations, a high-altitude spa and a refined restaurant attentive to sustainability.