- Distance: 10km
- Altitude Gain: 900m
- Walking Time: 4/5h circa
- Meeting Point: Stazione Ferroviaria di Lierna
We will walk along the “Viandante,” a scenic path used over the centuries to connect Milan to Switzerland.
The route offers splendid views of Lake Como, passing through picturesque villages, ancient courtyards and remains of medieval buildings, small mountain churches, and terraces with vineyards and olive trees. Well-deserved stops will allow us to contemplate and photograph these breathtaking landscapes.
Program of the day
From the meeting point we begin the ascent to the picturesque hamlet of Genico and higher and higher along a climb that does not allow many breaths. The effort will be rewarded by the view of Lake Como reached the Mezzedo huts, and even more at the top, near the beautiful Church of San Pietro (992m); many other beautiful views will open along the descent to Vezio. We will visit the small village of Vezio, home of the Castle (11th century), and then descend to Varenna, the Pearl of the Lake
What to bring for the hike
Recommended hiking poles. Some points have quite high steps to overcome, so proper fitness and some experience with the mountains is required.
In winter time silicone snow crampons recommended.
Trekking shoes with a good sole, high boots are best. Dress in layers. a windproof jacket, water, packed lunch.