Mount Legnoncino is a panoramic pyramid-like balcony overlooking Como lake, and its summit is easily reachable through a pleasant hike. The described itinerary starts from Artesso and allows you to admire the trenches of the Cadorna Line, which were fortunately never used. They were constructed between 1899 and 1918 as a defense in case of invasion through neutral Switzerland.
The location of Tre Faggi in Fuipiano, in Valle Imagna, takes its name from three historic and imposing centuries-old beech trees that dominate the valley. Nearby, there is also a small chapel dedicated to the Madonna, surrounded by partially destroyed boundary stones that evoke Celtic and prehistoric dolmens, adding a touch of magic to the environment.
The peat bogs of Sebino lake are a protected area by the Lombardy region, located to the south of Iseo lake. It is characterized by reed beds and still water ponds. Its current formation is a result of human activity; until the period after World War I, this area was used for extracting peat, a material used for energy production as a substitute for coal.
Canto Alto is one of the first elevations encountered in the Bergamo Prealps. Due to its proximity to the city, it can easily be referred to as Bergamo’s mountain. From its summit cross, the panorama extends over the entire Lombard plain to the Emilian Apennines. There are numerous trails that lead to it, and in this article, we describe the one that starts from Sorisole.
The path of expressions in Val D’Intelvi is a path that winds through a beautiful forest of this valley in Como, on the border with Switzerland. Along the path you can meet numerous statues and works made by carving trunks and tree branches, representing fauns, elves and spirits of the forest. Ideal for children, young and old alike!
The natural reserve of the Pyramids of Zone, on the North Eastern shore of Iseo lake, is characterized by the presence of vertical tongues of rock, up to 30 meters high, surmounted by large erratic boulders that reduce their exposure to wind and rain, slowing down erosion.
Maresana is a hill located just beyond the northeast border of the city of Bergamo, its green lung and an easy refuge for those who, from the city, are looking for nature that is easily and quickly accessible. With its 546 meters of height, it barely misses the definition of a mountain (the limit is 600 meters), and it is located along the ridge that marks the beginning of the Val Seriana. Its chestnut forests are the ideal destination for those who, in the autumn, are in search of these fruits.
The Enchanted Forest Trail is an easy route, suitable for families and children, which winds through the forest in Colle Vareno, not far from the Monte Pora ski resort. The trail is dotted with wooden sculptures representing the interpretation of some local legends and alpine folklore, such as gnomes and fairies, and is accompanied by explanatory panels that detail their stories.