No hits yet so I am bumping this up front.
Guess I will flesh out a little background. Over a year ago, my wife tells me she would love to travel to Italy. I tell her I would love to go so lets start planning. About a week later she asks me if I would like to backpack the Dolomites? I'm thinking, "Is this a trick question? Amazing alpine scenery, type area for dolomitic rocks, homeland of Reinholt Messner, great food, and on top of that I have never been there." I ask, "Are you sure honey? The mountains go over 7000 ft. We will have to acclimitize first." We agree to hike for 5 to 6 days. This is refugio to refugio, or, resturant to resturant if you like. Just make sure you make reservations in advance and you have a bed to sleep in as well. But it is all alpine terrane.
I should add that these refugios are somewhat to very rustic. Still, you don't have to haul much around day to day.