Discovering the incredible house built into a vertical rock wall in the Amazonian Dolomites of Italy
Many tourists don’t even recognize the house on the remote mountainside, let alone enter.
The house nicknamed “the loneliest house in the world” was gifted by tourists and was named Buffa di Perrero. In reality, it has been abandoned for almost 100 years and is located at almost 3,000 meters above sea level in the Dolomites mountain range. Photo: Alamy.
The house, built during World War I, is nestled deep into a vertical rock face in the Monti Cristallo mountain range within the Ampezzo Dolomites National Park. Its unusual location baffles many, as they cannot understand how it was possible to build such a structure. Photo: Flickr.
At first glance, many people feel that if they go out, they could easily fall directly into the deep abyss below. However, there is actually enough space to place some chairs for visitors to rest. The house has two entrances and four windows. Photo: Flickr.
Locals believe that Italian soldiers created this house as a refuge to rest during their fights against the Austro-Hungarian army in treacherous terrain. The house is dug deep into the mountain, with excellent camouflage facilities. If you are adventurous, it will be a challenge to see Buffa di Perrero on the rock face.
This incredible architectural feat is only accessible by makeshift rope and cable car. The path leading to the house is considered dangerous and only suitable for experienced mountaineers. Despite its difficult location, Buffa di Perrero attracts many adventurous travelers. Apart from witnessing the house, tourists also want to admire the impressive landscape from this imposing height. Photo: Summit Post.
Inside the small house, there is not much for visitors to explore. It consists only of a narrow, wood-paneled room and a few white wooden chairs on the porch. To access this place by road it takes an average of a week.
The trail leading to the house is part of the Via Ferrata Ivano Dibona (pictured), a challenging high-altitude route along the Zurlon mountain ridge on the main peak of Cristallo in the Dolomites. Accessing this place requires people with excellent physical strength. Photo: Dolomites.
The bridge leads to Forcella Staunies, one of the magnificent and exhilarating viewpoints that highlight the Via Ferrata Ivano Dibona. Photo: Summit Pos