The picturesque pastel village of Colonno reflects onto the smooth water of Lake Como. Sitting at the base of Mt. Costone, it cuddles the strip of land where the mountains fall into the lake. Thought to have been founded by Greek settlers, the town maintains its medieval face with buildings hugging each other amid narrow lanes. It was traditionally populated by fishermen and farmers. Ascending up the hill a bit are remains of terracing from farming and walls that once protected the hamlet from harm.
The church of San Michele is adorned with 14th century frescoes and a Romanesque bell tower that provides the town's focal point. The main draw is the Greenway del Lago, which begins at Colonno. This 10-kilometer trail leads along the lake, through rural landscapes and hills using existing streets and paths, to provide a panoramic walk that ends at Cadenabbia. You can choose to do only certain segments if you wish. Along the way you'll pass historic villas, churches, gardens and of course lovely lake views. The path is well-signed.
Colonno is near Lenno and its beautiful promontory.
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