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Address: Griante, Italy

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great half day, excellent views

just come back from a week in Cadenabbia. Visited the San Martino church. A bit unsure whether we would make it at first, but kept on going!! glad we did as the views are... read more

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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Rhondda, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a destination not for the faint-hearted. Situated at the top of very steep pathways overshadowed by the mass of cliff face above the views of the lake from this high vantage point are spectacular. There is no vehicular road access and it appears the only way to reach it is via a cobblestone track that winds up the... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

just come back from a week in Cadenabbia. Visited the San Martino church. A bit unsure whether we would make it at first, but kept on going!! glad we did as the views are fantastic. The walk is not as steep as you think, and once up there it is fab. Good shoes needed. It took us 1 and a... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This walk takes you through the village of Griante, up a medium steepness path to the church of San Martino. Best done early morning if it is a sunny day as it is quite strenuous, but not scary steep. Climbing out of the village, the well-marked path goes between the hedges-borders of pastures that have cows with tinkling cow-bells. Google's... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This small church is perched high on the hillside above Cardenabbia. The route starts from next to the hotel to the right across the road from the ferry terminal. Stop and get some bottles of water from the mini market before you start going up the steps. We got a route map and history sheet from the tourist office in... More 

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Colne, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I did this twice on a weeks holiday and never used the same route twice in either direction. Both times I started at the hotel Brittania in Cadenabbia and route finding from here is not easy despite what is said in other reviews. Nor does it take 20 minutes - more like 2 hours in each direction. From here the... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

While traveling via water taxi from Menaggio, we saw a small white church perched on what seemed to be a vertical cliff. My first thought was "how do you get there?" From the lake, it seemed like there was no path. As luck would have it, I found a trail guide that showed us how to get there. I'm glad... More 

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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The walk up to the church is clearly marked and takes about 20 minutes if you are fit. The steep nature of this climb, going up 500m in less than 2km, although on a well maintained path, is unsuitable for people with heart conditions. Sensible footwear required.

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Echuca, Australia
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70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We took a bus from Menaggio to Griante and walked up the cobbled path to the church through woodlands. It looked a very long way up from the bottom but wasn't so bad to do. We are experienced bush walkers and took it easy. The history behind the chapel part way up was thought provoking. After resting and enjoying the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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157 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Ok.. You've seen it from afar like I had, & wondered how is it possible to get to it? Turns out the directions are clear from the the Cadenabbia pier on Lake Como. This is not an easy stroll however. Bring food & water, and be prepared for all types of weather. Most of the walk is completed on a... More 

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Province of Alicante, Spain
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We started from the hotel Britannia in Cadenabbia. The path is easy to find. Don't underestimate the walk, it needs good walking shoes and a bit of stamina. But the view from up there is worth it, amazing!

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