A walk of about an hour and a half admiring the beautiful views of Lake Como can be that between Moltrasio and Laglio .
The route consists of the old connection roads between the two countries, pedestrian streets that are at the beginning a bit ‘ difficult because uphill, but then become easier and more enjoyable . For the return , if you are too tired , you can take a bus.
Moltrasio is a small town of a thousand people choice as a vacation spot for many celebrities past and present including the composer Vincenzo Bellini , the poet Clemente Rebora , the fashion designer Gianni Versace , Matthew Bellamy of the British band Muse and Javier Zanetti , the well-known footballer.
Famous is the gray stone of Moltrasio , which are built most of the houses on the lake.
The tour starts from the landing of Laglio , continues along a steep staircase up to the high fraction of the country, Tosnacco . From here a road referred to as ” Panoramica per Urio e Carate ” that leads to Cavadino where stands the splendid Romanesque complex of Santa Marta with the plague column (an italian famous writer, Manzoni, in his masterpice Promessi Sposi tells precisely of these places , which were flogged by a frightful epidemic in 1630 ) . From here you reach Carate and finally Laglio, another charming coastal village from where , taking the boat , you can go in 40 minutes to the beach of Carate.
Country walks / Comuni di Moltrasio e Laglio (CO)
Walking time one way: about 1 h 30 min
Ascent: 120 m