- Distance: 7km
- Altitude Gain: 400m
- Walking Time: 3h
- Meeting Point: Stazione di Bellano
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 ruins, small mountain churches, terraces with vineyards and olive trees. Well-deserved stops will allow us to contemplate and photograph these breathtaking landscapes.
Program of the day
From Bellano we climb up a flight of steps and visit the Orrido, a deep gorge carved over the centuries by the Pioverna River. We climb up to the scenic Lezzeno Sanctuary. We descend to the lakeside promenade of Dervio and from here to the Tower of Orezia, part of an ancient fortress, and then descend to the charming medieval village of Corenno Plinio, where we will admire the castle erected in the 10th century on an ‘ancient rock. From here we reach the Church of San Giorgio and the FS station in Dorio where the train back to Bellano awaits us , with the possibility of continuing to Milan.
What to bring for the hike
Hiking shoes or hiking boots, water, packed lunch, optional trekking poles, rain and wind protection.
NB: Several water fountains will be found along the trail where you can fill your water bottle