Hiking Monte Palanzone
Monte Palanzone is a mountain 1436 meters high--only second to Monte San Primo in the area. It can be reached in several ways but the most populare is from Como via the funicular to Brunate, location of the lighthouse and centuries old church, Sant'Andrea. The ascent to Bolettone commences the trek across the spine of the Larian Triangle--a route taking travellers from Como to Bellagio.
Hiking Monte Palanzone: Description
On the summit there is a pyramid-shaped chapel, built in 1900 by the Circle Alessandro Volta of Como, restored in 1981 and 2002 thanks to the alpine group Palanzo. From the top you can enjoy views over Lake Como and the Po Valley.
The Refuge of Mount Palanzone, also called Riella Refuge, located at the foot of the peak, offers a restaurant, which serves a traditional menu Alpine.