Path 1. From the city centre to the mount of Brunate
This path connects the Cathedral, the real heart of the city of Como, with the most important religious buildings placed on the eastern side of the hollow and with the mount of Brunate.
Points of interest
Cathedral, S. Giacomo, S. Fedele, Tower and Church* of S. Vitale, SS. Trinità, S. Orsola, Shrine of the Sacred Heart, S. Croce in Boscaglia, Hermitage of S. Donato, S. Andrea in Brunate, S. Maurizio, Faro Voltiano
* lost church
Point of departure Como, Cathedral Point of arrival Brunate, Faro Voltiano (Volta’s Lighthouse) Path type urban route (stages 1 and 2); excursion route (stage 3) Environment urban area (stages 1 and 2), low mountain area (stage 3) Total length approx. 8 km Travel time on foot approx. h 2.30 (excluding visits) Difficulty Tourist (stages 1 and 2); Tourist-Excursionist, uphill with mule track and steps in some sections (stage 3) Access see single descriptions
Overlapping / Intersections with other paths
This path intersects with: Path 2
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Further information about the path
Rise: approx. 600 m Maximum height: 882 m Paving urban pave, asphalt, mule track Public transport to the point of departure: bus service Public transport from the point of arrival: bus service and cable car (Funicolare) Parking at the point of departure: yes, paying parking, some for handicapped
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Historical figures Tommaso Rodari
Bibliography Cani F., Pandakovic D., Il Duomo di Como, Dominioni Editore, 2004 Bianchi E., Casero C., (a cura di), Splendida materia. Arte nel Duomo di Como, Fondazione – Centro studi “Nicolò Rusca”, Milano 2009 Cani F., Monizza G., Como e la sua storia. I borghi e le frazioni, Nodo Libri, Como 1994 Glossary Broletto