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La Crocetta

The trenches of the Linea Cadorna

Where
Via Pigato, Menaggio (CO)
Contacts
+ 39 0344 32924
Official site

La Crocetta (alt. 500 m) is a belvedere above Menaggio from where one can enjoy a lovely view of Menaggio and the central lake area.

Monte Crocetta is part of the great defence line called "Linea Cadorna", built in 1915 along the Swiss-Italan border, out of fear of a possible offensive attack from the North. In the province of Como it extended from Monte Bisbino near Como across the mountain are of Val d'Intelvi along Sasso Cordona, Monte Galbiga and Monte Crocione and from there down to Monte Crocetta.

The walkways have been restored and if you wish you can walk through them discovering the armored positions, the shelters for the troops and observation posts.

The  belvedere la Crocetta can be reached on foot from the village Croce di Menaggio.

  •  Starting point: Croce (alt. 393 m);
  •  Walking time (one way): 0.40 hrs;
  • Ascent: 100 m;
  • Connections: from Menaggio to Croce bus line C12 or by car to Croce;

Route: Croce is the highest in elevation of the villages that are part of the commune of Menaggio and lies at the beginning of the Val Menaggio. It has a rural historic centre characterized by a typical little square of the 16th century. On its slightly raised surface the rituals of haymaking, of the harvest and the threshing, took place. Along via Rimembranze, just slightly past the bus stop in front of Hotel Adler, you can reach the small historic centre. 

Our itinerary though starts at the opposite side of the main road 340 that connects Menaggio with Lugano. From the bus stop continue about 15 m on the main road then cross it and pick up the Via Wyatt in the direction of the golf course (there is a big sign). The Menaggio – Cadenabbia golf Club, founded in 1907, is one of the oldest golf courses in Italy. At the beginning of the road you pass an ancient washhouse and after about 200 m you turn left into  Via Pigato. After some bends the road ends and you continue on a cart track. Before arriving at the Crocetta you encounter the trenches.

You then reach the little chapel dedicated to San Maurizio built by the "Gruppo Alpini di Menaggio" to remember the soldiers that fell during the two wars.

Inside the church there are two frescoes of the local painter Buno Azimonti. Below the church is a bunker that contains the Sacrarium where all the fallen soldiers from Menaggio are remembered. From the church you have a most wonderful of Menaggio.

Close by the church is the other view point called La Crocetta (little cross) from where the view embraces the whole Centrale Lake area, the branch of Lecco, the Orobie Alps and to the North the Upper Lake Area and the Rhaetian Alps.

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Places

By bike from Menaggio to Porlezza

  • Cycle Tourism
The cycle track Menaggio - Porlezza
843 mt

Church of S. Marta

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Church of S. Marta
1.06 km

Walking tour through Menaggio

Historical itinerary along the main sites of the town
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Piazza Garibaldi
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Parish church of S. Stefano

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Villa mylius vigoni

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Il Rogolone

The big oak tree
Il Rogolone
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Monument to the silk weaver

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Itinerario a quiz per Menaggio

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Menaggio e Cadenabbia Golf Club

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The Val Sanagra Park

A beautiful territory close to Menaggio
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1.29 km

L'Antica Strada Regina

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Church of San Giovanni Battista

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Ornithology and Natural Science Civic Museum "Luigi Scanagatta"

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Events

XIV Festival internazionale di chitarra

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Menaggio 22017 (CO)
24/08/2022 - 28/08/2022
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Concerti, aperitivi musicali, workshops dal 24 al 28 agosto 2022
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A cena con il FAI

Villa del Balbianello
Via Guido Monzino 1, 22016, Tremezzina (CO)
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Alla scoperta di S. Pietro e Paolo

Unità Pastorale Alta Valassina
Via per la Madonnina 4B Barni (CO)
02/07/2022 - 25/09/2022
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Activities

E-bike Tour with Lunch in Valsolda, Lake Lugano

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E-bike Tour with Lunch in Valsolda, Lake Lugano
1.33 km

Tour Menaggio's Most Magical Lake Views in E-bike

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Tour Menaggio's Most Magical Lake Views in E-bike
1.33 km

E-bike Tour of Three Lakes and Idyllic Mountain Life

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E-bike Tour of Three Lakes and Idyllic Mountain Life
1.33 km

E-bike Classic Lake Como Villages with a Local Touch

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E-bike Classic Lake Como Villages with a Local Touch
1.33 km

Bellagio Travel Guide: the complete guide

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Transfer to and from Malpensa airport (MXP), Linate airport (LIN) and Bergamo airport (BGY). (Up to 4 passengers + luggage).

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4.33 km

Transfer to and from Milan train stations and Milan City centre. (Up to 4 passengers + luggage).

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Transfer to and from Milan train stations and Milan City centre. (Up to 4 passengers + luggage).
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Transfer to and from Como train station and Como City centre. ( Up to 4 passengers + luggage ).

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Bellagio, the pearl of lake Como
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Bike Tour with Picnic

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Transfer from Bellagio to Como or vice versa for 7 people with luggage.

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 Transfer from Bellagio to Como or vice versa for 7 people with luggage.
4.44 km

Luxury car transfer from Malpensa to Bellagio Lake Como.

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  • Lifestyle
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4.44 km

Transfer from Bellagio to Como or vice versa for 3 people with luggage.

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 Transfer from Bellagio to Como or vice versa for 3 people with luggage.
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