Spina Verde Regional Park stretches along the hillcrests northwest of Como. It is an area with many interesting features, including the natural landscape itself, archaeological and historical sites, as well as many places of worship that include the Basilica of San Carpoforo, the church of San Rocco in Cavallasca and the cross of Sant’Eutichio. These are all indicative of how this has become a hub of religious culture.
Spina Verde is criss-crossed by many trails. Thirteen of these were set up by the Park authority and provide many different kinds of routes. These may be natural, scenic, sporting, historical or religious, while some also take in the archaeological ruins of the proto-historic Como and the medieval Castel Baradello. There is also military history to explore at the First World War trenches that have recently been opened up to the public.
We recommend one of the easiest, trail number 4, the 45-minute Monte Caprino route that starts from the Basilica of Sant’Abbondio and number 2, which is a 3-hour walk from Monte Olimpino cemetery.
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