Hiking in Lecco
Excursion on San Martino: Pizzetti path
Are you a skilled hiker and do you like equipped trails? Don’t you suffer from vertigo?
Perfect: the Pizzetti trail on San Martino is a must to do hiking activity to experience Lecco and its mountains in contact with the rock and nature.
The path does not require much time, but certainly attention. Ready to enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Lecco under your feet? Let’s go!
Departure: Lecco – Santo Stefano district
Altitude: 785 m
Difference in altitude: 500 m
Difficulty level: EEA
Hut: Rifugio Piazza
Path n. 53 Pizzetti – Description
The departure is closed to the Church of Frati Cappuccini (viale Turati) in Lecco. You can park nearby in public parking areas.
Take via S. Stefano and after 100 meters, where there are vegetable gardens, turn right and go on until you reach an iron gate. Here path 53 Pizzetti to RifugioPiazza begins.
Walk along the path, that in its first part lines the rock fall barriers. As you crossed it you’ll find a more marked path, take it and then turn left. From here on pay attention to the red signs. The path climbs up the mountain and enters into the woods after a few minutes walk it crosses with the path coming from the district of Rancio. You have to turn left and keep going on until you reach a crossroads. Now you can chose to follow the main path, turning right, or decide to turn left and pass through the canal, this one it’s a more demanding route but interesting as well.
The Pizzetti path continues with equipped routes offering extraordinary views on Lake Como and its surrounding mountains.
Arrived at destination you can relax yourself at Rifugio Piazza, open on Thursday and Sunday.
- The trail is not suitable for families with children. Remind that it is an EEA route (Expert Hikers with Equipment) with the presence of exposed and chains equipped points.
- In summer, we recommend you to take the path in the early morning, avoiding the hottest hours. San Martino is daily exposed to the sun.
- The hut, Rifugio Piazza, is managed by Alpini volunteers and is usually open on Thursdays and Sundays, but only the waving of an Italian flag in front of the chapel (also visible from the city of Lecco) ensures the actual opening.
Articolo aggiornato il 8 June 2022 da eccoLecco