Paths And Ascents Like Prayers

Things to do in Lake Como: paths and ascents like prayers

Paths And Ascents Like Prayers

An unmissable tour for slow travelers. Awe and wonder at every step increase because of the exceptional concentration of landscape and historic beauty. Places of ancient devotion, roads and trails that wind through olive groves and breathtaking views of the lake. The Sacred Mount of Ossuccio, UNESCO world heritage with its masterpiece chapels, the wild and not crowded Valperlana with an incredible abandoned monastery, the Acquafredda Sanctuary, a place of worship cornerstone of the religiosity on the Lake. Walking in the company of our guides we will discover these places, the spiritual soul of this side of Lake.

  • Difficulty: medium, trained hikers
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A ring itinerary that, among beautiful landscapes, connects three religious monuments of great artistic and symbolic value. The monumental complex of Sacro Monte of Ossuccio is opposite to the only island of the lake, the Comacina Island, and is located along a path about one kilometer long. It consists of 14 beautiful chapels, from which the Lake is always visible. It was built in the seventeenth century and is registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The ancient monastery of St. Benedict, now abandoned and reachable only by foot, in the middle of an undeveloped valley, is a place of mystery and intense spirituality. Completed around 1090 and abandoned in 1298, this monument now isolated for centuries has lost its original political and economic function but its secret charm is still quite alive. The Acquafredda Abbey, a major center of local spirituality, with his poignant views of the lake. Along the route, we will deliver our picnic basket with local and healthy products.


Guided tour led by professional guides, pic-nic basket with local products


Difficulty:the route  is mainly on mountain trails. Some inclines. Suitable for hikers with good training.

Equipment and clothing: suitable for hiking 

Children: children love these places and this walk. They however,must be used to walking for a few hours even on some moderately difficult trails. Contact us if you are thinking about taking them. We’ll give you more information.

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Ossuccio, Via Santuario