Welcome to the forum.We haveSubmitted by Lakeside on Mon, 10/11/2010 - 11:49
Welcome to the forum.We have a holiday apartment between Como and Bellagio in a village which features on some of your photos.We've had the apartment for about 4 years now and stlll love visiting the area. Would be very interested to learn more about the walks you have undertaken ,in particular any which are well suited to the slightly less fit among us!
Walks around Lake ComoSubmitted by Blue and Mon on Tue, 10/12/2010 - 06:54
In reply to Welcome to the forum.We have by Lakeside
Thanks for your reply and how interesting that you have an apartment, presumably in Nesso... Such great views and I would imagine you are slightly more fit when you leave, with all those stone staircases! There are so many great walks around, but we have found many from these websites: www.greenwaydellago.it (This is over on the western shore and runs from Colonno to Cadenabbia - well signed and really interesting, can be done in small bits.) http://www.bellagiolakecomo.com/Italiano/______Informazioni_generali/__Itinerari_a_piedi/index.php (There are three walks from Bellagio, all of which are worth doing, particularly the one to the eastern hamlets which takes in Visgnola) You probably know about the ancient ways which run along both sides of the lake and the western side of the triangolo lariano: the Strada della Regina, the Strada del Viandante and the Strada Regia. An author, Albano Marcarini, has written up the walks in stages in a series of lovely little books, which he has illustrated in watercolours and photos. We are doing the Strada Regia from Brunate to Bellagio, which is in five parts. We have done Brunate - Torno, Torno - Pognana and this summer did Pognana - Nesso. Have a look at Marcarini's website www.vasentiero.it where there are other walks, some in Switzerland and near Como, which can be downloaded. Finally, you also probably know about the Sacro Monte di Ossuccio with its 14 chapels. We walked up the Via Crucis this summer from Ossuccio to the sanctuary at the top, slightly strenuous it has to be said in late June temperatures, but a great view of the lake from the top. And the bar behind the sanctuary was MOST welcome and their homemade pear and chocolate tart fantastic! Hope this is useful and would be nice to hear from you again.
WelcomeSubmitted by Valentina+c on Wed, 10/13/2010 - 05:41
Thank you very much for theSubmitted by Lakeside on Wed, 10/13/2010 - 12:32
Thank you very much for the information and the walking links.It only serves to remind one how much there is to do in the area and I may well be asking you for more information down the line. As you guessed,we are in Nesso and regularly traipse up and down over 300 steps,so we can't be that unfit.I am always a bit bemused that although there is quite a lot of coverage of lake Como in the UK press it always concentrates on the western centro lago shore when there are so many other location options around the lake. Personally we wouldn't dream of swapping where we are for the better known and more expensive area across the water and your links have certainly whetted the appetite for exploring the lario triangle on foot. Please keep in touch via the forum or by PM if more appropiate