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Varenna and the Medieval Castle of Vezio

Path of the wayfarer

It was an ancient pedestrian network that not only connected the lake to the mountain, but also village to village. The whole route is about 40 km, connects Abbadia Lariana to Piantedo on the eastern lakeshore.


From Varenna to Lierna

Two possible trails:
• The one which is the nearest to the lake goes from Varenna to the sources of the famous Fiumelatte (the smallest river in Italy, 250 m.) then it reaches the area of Castello and then the near Lierna.
• The upriver path from Varenna: one arrives on the Sass da Poo and then along the narrow ridge one arrives in Ortanella, to remount up to 992 m on the Planes of San Pietro and lastly it redescents to Lierna.


Departure
Varenna

Arrival
Lierna

Duration
4 h 30'

Vertical ascent
580 m


From Varenna to Bellano

It is a beautiful panoramic and environmental itinerary where the central basin of the lake can be admired.
The pleasant walk passes through the historical centres of Varenna, through the little villages on the halfway up the hill, like Vezio, Regolo and Gittana, and in the end it leads to Bellano.


Departure
Varenna

Arrival
Bellano

Duration
2 h

Vertical ascent
200 m