07 May Greenway of the Patriarchs
GREENWAY OF PATRIARCHS
DISCOVERING THE LANDSCAPES OF THE HISTORY OF VARENNA
◇ LANDSCAPE ◇
THROUGH VARENNA AND IT’S MOST BEAUTIFUL DISTRICT
A slowly walk through Varenna and some of its most beautiful hamlets. Along lanes, paths or short sections on rolling stock to enjoy delightful views and panoramas, immersed in a context full of life and beauty: here is the Greenway of the Patriarchs!
Who are the Patriarchs, first of all?
“Patriarchitt” was the nickname of the Varennesi people, because in the past in Varenna they practised the religious rite of Aquileia. Today the “Patriarchs” represent the elderly people of Varenna, the long-lived and wise ones.
Every year we celebrate them all together on a day dedicated to them, which takes place at the end of autumn in the decorated halls of Villa Cipressi. It is by thinking of them with gratitude and affection that we have created this path.
Journey time: 2 h approx. (one way)
Total Length: Km. 6,00 (one way)
Starting altitude: 200 meters
Maximum altitude: 320 meters
Click for the complete and downloadable description of the path: Greenway of the Patriarchs
For the excursion it is recommended to wear appropriate equipment (trekking shoe and comfortable clothes).
We also recall that the village of the eastern shore of the lake are served by the Trenord Tirano-Sondrio-Lecco-Milan railway line, very practical and convenient for those who don’t want to return on foot at the end of the excursion. Those who come, however, from locations on the western shore of the lake, can take advantage of the navigation service and go directly to Varenna.