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Il Sentiero del Viandante

We suggest discovering the natural and artistic beauties of the little cities that dot the coast from Lecco towards the North to walk on foot along the “Sentiero del Viandante”. This is an ancient passageway from the Milan area going up towards Switzerland, running along the lake, proof of the role of the Lake Como region in commercial traffic. This path goes up to Abbadia Lariana, along the coast and in and out of villages, running through the history up
to Colico, and penetrating all the way up at the foot of Valtellina. This pathway is 45km in length and therefore has to be walked in several stages. Depending on your fitness level the pathway can be divided into 3 or 4 stages. Thanks to the frequent intersections between the pathway and the Lecco-Colico railway line, it is possible to do one stage at a time and return to the starting point by train. The modest altitudes and the excellent accessibility of the
pathway make the itinerary possible in every season. The ancient origins of the pathway could date back to the Roman ages, with the existence of this route being used for local traffic and also as an alternative route to reach Valsassina, connecting Milan to Valtellina and then on to Swiss roads. It is documented since the fourteenth century, in the municipal charters of the parishes of Bellano, Dervio and Lecco.

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