Latitude: 45,800455 | Longitude: 11,490932
Activities and services
Production/sales of malga products
– Mountain grazing is the uphill journey of the livestock to the Alpine pasture.
– It is recommended to check the website and social media profiles of the malga for updated activities and services.
Malga Fondi is positioned on a vast karstic hollow facing south-east, between Monte Foraoro and Cima Fonte. Surrounded by rich spruce and beech woods which take on flamboyant colours in autumn, this malga presents some well-preserved and fine buildings, constructed with exposed stone facades.
From this malga, very well connected to all of the other malgas in the area by very accessible roads, it is easy to reach the Bar Alpino mountain refuge and the Buse di Carriola area in the north-west, the Bocchetta Paù lookout to the west, the Monte Corno area to the east and move uphill towards Cima Fonte to the north.
Up to the beginning of autumn this area is popular for outings on foot and by bike, and mushrooming, while in the winter it is a great destination for snowshoe walking enthusiasts.
From Cesuna, continue south until Magnaboschi loc., near the church in memory of the Great War.
Then continue left for about 2.5 km. Once you arrive at Pozza del Favaro loc., continue right for about 7.5 km on the main road. At the fork, keep left and continue uphill for about 450 m.
Do you want to have the best experience in the malga?
When you arrive at the malga, you’re entering the “home” of the malga operator population and their livestock: It’s a welcoming environment, rich with fascination, everything is to be discovered but also respected. Here are our recommendations for you!
The malga operator lifestyle is characterized by hardwork that starts before dawn and continues even after sundown. For example…Did you know that there two times set apart for milking? One before breakfast and another in the late afternoon.
Also, feel free to ask information but avoid going into work areas inaccessible to the public and be discrete: speaking too loudly may scare the livestock and disturb whomever is enjoying the peace of the mountain.
They are passive and docile animals but their size could put you in uncomfortable situations…or somewhat inappropriate behaviors could frighten them and provoke dangerous and unusual reactions.
It’s enough to maintain an adequate distance, avoid taking pictures from too close up, touching them, bothering them or looking them directly in the eye.
If you are with your dog, remember to keep it on a leash and under control.
When you find yourself near some cows, it’s better to avoid sudden movements, walk slowly and without getting anxious. And, if they were to get too close, distance yourself calmly and without turning your back to them!
They watch over the livestock and often offer a warm welcome to guests. Don’t worry: They are not dangerous. Treat them with respect and you will become good friends. If you are on a bike, slow down to avoid mean falls caused by demonstrations of affection a little too… overwhelming!
Those who follow the itineraries and visit the malgas know well how wonderful nature is, with its breathtaking landscapes. This is the reason why it is important not to pollute it with waste that can be taken home and properly recycled or disposed of.
The herdsmen of the plateau and the animals that live there are very fond of tourists who enjoy the wonderful days with walks, fresh air and relaxation… respecting the woods and pastures!!