OverviewValsolda and impending on the northern coast of the Lugano lake(Ceresio). In Swiss cartography (CNS fg. 1334 ; Porlezza - 1:25.000) are reported following altimetries: quota 1080 m. ; 1179 m. ; 1303 m. and 1289 m. , laid out on a ridge with increasing altimetric order from W towards E until the highest elevation 1303 m. The most eastern of them , q. 1289 m. , is distinguishes to the highest by an inaccessible cliff higher little less than hundred meters.
Toponym “Monte dei Pizzoni” comes from conformation of its ridge , that in the higher part , is formed of a lot of towers, pinnacles and, exactly , “pizzoni” of white limestone rocks .
Panorama is varied and evocative at least . From the main top q. 1303 m. view spaces free towards East in direction of “ val Menaggio” , Como lake (Lario) and Orobie Alps , while towards West , panorama embraces the branch of the Lugano lake and homonym lacustrine gulf and in distance the Pennine Alps . Towards N the view is closed up by the step and abrupt southern flank of “ Cime di Fiorina “ 1810 m. and by the northern head of Valsolda , instead looking South the wide ranging is pushed beyond waters of the Lugano lake on the sweet undulations of val d’ Intelvi .
Still today , like more than a century ago , the higher part of Valsolda , beyond the villages of Drano 473 m. , Puria 504 m. and Dasio 580 m. has a remarkable wilderness connotation, with extend and tick forest zones of which the state property area of the “Regional Forest Valsolda “ represents the feather in his cap . A good system of marked paths allows you to enter in the wild valley and to carry out many and varies trekking of great satisfaction .
Getting ThereBy car :
From Italy : Como - SS 340 Regina to Menaggio - dir. Lugano up to Valsolda
From Swiss : Lugano (Ti)- Gandria - Valsolda
By pubblic transport :
timetable North Trail Milano-Como
timetable Bus Como-Menaggio
timetable Bus Menaggio-Porelzza-Valsolda
timetable Boat Line - Como Lake
Red TapeNo tax or fee allowed
Camping and accomodationCamping is permitted almost everywhere far from the villages.
equipped camping in Porlezza
equipped camping in Carlazzo
camping San Rocco ( Valsolda )
Good and cheap accomodation in B&B
Also great but expensive accomodation in Hotel Parco San Marco