On Sunday 9 July the Association Nazionale Alpini, group of Menaggio organizes the annual festival at Monte Crocetta, a beautiful view point above Menaggio. You can enjoy lunch in the open air.
Monte Crocetta can be reached on foot from Croce in 25 minutes or from Menaggio directly in 1h10 from Menaggio.
Monte Crocetta is part of the great defence line called “Linea Cadorna”, built in 1915 along the Swiss-Italan border, out of fear of a possible offensive attack from the North. In the province of Como it extended from Monte Bisbino near Como across the mountain are of Val d’Intelvi along Sasso Cordona, Monte Galbiga and Monte Crocione and from there down to Monte Crocetta. The walkways have been restored and if you wish you can walk through them discovering the armored positions, the shelters for the troops and observation posts.
You then reach the little chapel dedicated to San Maurizio built by the “Gruppo Alpini di Menaggio” to remember the soldiers that fell during the two wars. Inside the church there are two frescoes of the local painter Buno Azimonti. Below the church is a bunker that contains the Sacrarium where all the fallen soldiers from Menaggio are remembered. From the church you have a most wonderful of Menaggio.
Close by the church is the other view point called La Crocetta (little cross) from where the view embraces the whole Centrale Lake area, the branch of Lecco, the Orobie Alps and to the North the Upper Lake Area and the Rhaetian Alps.