INFORMATION, NEWS AND CURIOSITIES
ON LAKE COMO
As you may guess from all the other posts on my blog, Lake Como is an area that offers many forms of nature. Surrounding its mirroring waters are rivers, waterfalls, hills, mountains, forests and valleys. Val d'Intelvi is perfect for a Sunday trip if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the silence of nature.
The Val d'Intelvi starts from Argegno, and runs from there up towards the mountains. Just driving along, the roads that run through it you are surrounded by the thousands shades of autumn smeared on its slopes, but if you want to immerse yourself in ankle-deep foliage and fill your eyes with warm colours, I have a couple of walks tested and approved by me in the well-kept woods.
First of all, you have to know that this valley holds a little gem: The Big Bench #166! Contemplate the view while sitting on this big, colourful bench at the foot of Monte Crocione. To reach it, I parked my car in Postiglione, near the bus station, followed the via Monte Generoso for a few hundred metres and then took the path to the right indicated by a sign. Afterwards, I continued along the path through the woods towards Alpe Grande to arrive at the asphalt road in the direction of Bolla. If you want to take it even more easy, immersing yourself in nature without walking too much, you can drive directly to Bolla, where you will also find a restaurant to fill your belly with seasonal delicacies, and then you only have to continue on foot for 600m.
Another relaxing walk for your autumn Sundays can be along the Mulattiera to Erbonne. Starting from Casasco d'Intelvi, you walk along the flat path and in an hour and a half you can reach the village of Erbonne, enjoying wonderful views of Lake Como and Monte San Zeno, surrounded by crunching carpets and multicoloured trees.
Once the sun and temperature drop, why not enjoy the warmth of a café with a hot chocolate or... "aperitif?"