Green Spine Park in Como, numerous paths immersed in nature. Il Giardino di Lory returns to discover the beauty of that branch of Lake Como, today we are in the Regional Park of the Green Spine, a hilly backbone that extends northwest of the city across the Italian-Swiss border. The park takes its name from its particular formation, which, just like a “spin”, creeps between the city and its periphery.
Sedimentary rocks are the skeleton of the hills of the Green Spine; Thanks to studies it was possible to find that it dates back to the Tertiary Territory. The territory has countless points of interest with routes ranging from natural, to archaeological and historical thanks to interesting remains dating back to the first inhabitants of the Comasca area.
From the various epochs many monuments are visible along the routes such as the medieval Castel Baradello, the symbol of the park, the Romanesque basilica of S. Carpoforo, the tombs of the Sasso di Cavallasca dating from the First World War.
Also important is the recreational aspect of the park with a dense network of paths, panoramic views and huts ready to meet every expectation.
The Green Spine is made up of numerous trails, of which thirteen officers, who supervise enjoy the cleaning and safety of the area. Bulletin boards and illustrated panels have been installed in the main sites of panoramic, historical and naturalistic nature with brochures and trail maps, available free of charge at Cavallasca’s headquarters.
In detail, we find the naturalistic itineraries with the six paths of Valbasca, Parè and the Ronago water path. The rolling dorsal, which runs one-third of the park’s territory, and Mount Goj’s Fifth Path are part of the panoramic routes. Numerous routes of historical-archaeological interest such as the itinerary of Sant’Eutichio that starts from the basilica of Sant’abondio; That of Monte Caprino; The prehistoric protostorical path; The Baradell area; The bordering path and the Cavallasca rock area with the Cadorna line. The life route sports itinerary is divided into a station equipped with wooden tools for the exercise of simple exercises.