San Pietro in Civate. A Treasure of Beauty among the Mountains


San Pietro in Civate. A Treasure of Beauty among the Mountains

A walk on a mule track uphill in the woods vith beautiful views of the mountains at a short distance from Lecco, and then, suddenly, it appears, like a miracle of beauty. The San Pietro al Monte complex is a jewel accessible only on foot. Located at 662 meters above sea level, it is a masterpiece of art and architecture abandoned for a long time and progressively re-valued. Step by step we take you to this very ancient place, which does not stop fascinating with its original form, its frescos subject of important studies, and an austere and at times mysterious beauty. At the end of the visit, a picnic with an unforgettable view of the Brianza lakes.

Duration: 2 h (+ picnic and downhill return)

Meeting point: Civate (contact us for details)

Difficulty: Easy, about 1 h walk uphill.

Available dates:  contact us. We will found a solution fitted to your needs.

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Product Description

San Pietro al Monte is one of those places where the beauty of human and natural creation are blended to give unique emotions. The walk to reach it would deserve alone an itinerary because of the views of the background mountains and the underlying lakes. The complex, recently and deservedly nominated to become a UNESCO world heritage site, makes this experience unforgettable and surprises the visitor for its location and peculiarities. The documents about the first construction diverge in relation to the various dating. However, everyone agrees to place the foundation of the monastery in the Longobard era, attributing the idea of its realization to Desiderius, the last Lombard king. This is the start of a fascinating and glorious story that continues until our days. A simple and varied itinerary that combines nature, art, history, mystery and taste with the local and genuine products of the producers of our network.
Services: Guided tour of the complex of San Pietro al Monte, picnic box with local and healthy products

Difficulty: uphill itinerary about 1 hour long on a mule track. easy, moderate ascent. Some steeper parts at the end of the route.
Gear and clothing: adequate for a walk on mule tracks in a mountain environment.
Children: children are welcome! Take into account that you have to walk uphill for an hour, and then downhill. For information and details, contact us!

Additional Information


2h + picnic

Meeting Point

Civate – More details come with booking