Stay at Residence Celeste and you will have the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful Sanctuaries of Lake Como, the Sanctuary of Madonna del Soccorso, a UNESCO heritage!
Starting from Residence Celeste follow the Green Way in direction Lenno, then go straight on and cross the stone bridge over the river “Val di Pola”, go up from the stair on the right.
From here you enter the ancient village of Masnate. Its name refers to the dialect “masna” (to grind), one of the most widespread activity in the past.
Stop at the small church built in 1750 c.ca, in Baroque architecture style, and then walk in direction Molgisio.
Continuing on, you reach the first chapel of the Sacred Mountain.
From here begins the panoramic road which climbs up to the UNESCO heritage Madonna del Soccorso.
After visiting the Church you can have a snack at Trattoria del Santuario or go down through the road “il carro” to reach the Romanic Church of Sant’Agata, where is preserved an Early Christian ara.
Entering the old borough Via Al Santuario can be easily reached and it leads directly to the Green Way.
Stop at one of the restaurants that you find on the way to taste a dish of Lake Como fish.
Then, following the Green Way in direction Lenno-Cadenabbia, returns to the holiday apartments Residence Celeste.
This walk takes about 2,30 hours, it is low difficulty. It has only a few steep sections to climb up to Sacred Mountain.
You can enjoy a beautiful view over the center of the Lake Como and the surrounding mountains and learn about the little gems of local history.