San Martino Pizzetti: a panoramic path on Lake Como and surrounding mountains. Less than 1 hour from the town to the Piazza Refuge on San Martino.
Departure: Santo Stefano in Lecco Arrival: San Martino mountain – Piazza Refuge
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.
Arrived at destination you can relax yourself at Rifugio Piazza, open on Thursday and Sunday.