Avid mountaineer and the namesake of the hut, Emilio Comici devoted his entire life to the Dolomites. Born in Trieste in 1901 he began caving at an early age, and went on to leave his homeland at the age of 31 to live in the Dolomites and work as a mountain guide. Extremely successful, he opened numerous legendary climbing routes and was awarded a gold medal for his ascent of the North face of the Langkofel. His private life was no less adventurous, and tales of his countless love affairs gave him the reputation as something of a Casanova. The idol of so many women’s dreams died tragically in his beloved mountains when he fell from a training cliff in 1940.
With an Alpine pioneer as its namesake, the mountain hut has itself done a fair bit of groundbreaking. Built in 1955 at the foot of the Langkofel in the heart of the Dolomites, it has retained all of its original charm to this day, right down to the unmistakable blue shutters. Original features can be found all over the hut: the photos of family, friends and notable personalities, Alpine traditions and the close bond to these lands give the hut a haven-like atmosphere where mountain lovers, skiing fans and pleasure seekers all love to spend their time.