Pizzo di Gino

Page Type
Mountain/Rock
Location:
Como, Italy, Europe
County:
Lumbardy
Activities:
Hiking, Skiing
Season:
Summer
Elevation:
7365 ft / 2245 m
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Pizzo di Gino
Created On: Oct 17, 2006
Last Edited On: Nov 3, 2006

Overview

Pizzo di Gino is one of the most important mountain in the Prealpi Luganesi e Comasche , and the highest of the whole Prealpi Ticinesi-Comasche (Insubria), . It's located at the head of Cavargna valley starting from the principal valley of Menaggio ( South side )and at the end of Albano's valley starting directly from Dongo on the Como lake ( North side ).
Pizzo di Gino is usually considered as a breach point of the Alps and Pre-alps . This mountain can be considered a virtual point where the prealps , with their tipical forms rounded off and usually not higher than 2000 m. slm , leaves the place tho the alps , more rocky , higher than 2000 m. slm and with harder forms .
Panorama from his top is great :from West Alps to Berner Oberland till Bernina group . You have also fantastic views down to the lake's area : from lago Maggiore to lago di Lugano , lago di Como and Valtellina .
Usually the best season to reach the top and to enjoy the panorama is during fall or just after a summer-thunderstorm ( enough frequent in the warm season ) because of the clear and transparent air .
You also can enjoy great mountaineering ski-tour in winter or early spring depending from snow condition .




Getting There

From Italy : Como - SS 340 Regina to Menaggio - dir. Lugano up to Carlazzo - dir. Cavargna up to Cavargna 1080m. slm .
From Swiss : Lugano - Gandria - Porlezza - Carlazzo - Cavargna

Map of Pizzo di Gino s area



timetable North Trail Milano-Como

timetable Bus Como-Menaggio-Porlezza-Cavargna

timetable Boat Line - Como Lake

Red Tape

Neither permiss nor fee is necessary to climb it

Camping and accomodation

Camping is permitted almost everywhere.

equipped camping in Porlezza

equipped camping in Carlazzo

Good and cheap accomodation at val Cavargna's B&B

External Links

link to val Cavargna

link to Como and Lugano lakes

link to sistema lago di como

Panoramas

At San Lucio's oratory on the way to Garzirola's summit in fall 2002 ; Pizzo di Gino emerges behind the oratory
At San Lucio s oratory , in...

Cartography

Swisstopo
- CNS fg. 1334 (Porlezza)1:25.000

Kompass - Carta turistica sentieri e rifugi 1:50.000
fg. n° 91- Lago di Como-Lago di Lugano