Discover Lake Como on foot and enjoy the sumptuous views.

Start directly from Brienno apartments!

Going uphill directly from Brienno apartments, taking the hiking trail towards “La Gumba”, you will find the old village of Brienno.

Every village around the lake has two areas. One is located directly on the lake, and the second is in the mountains. The old Brienno is located up the mountain, and no one lives there anymore, but the old stone houses are very nice to see. Some are still used by the locals to store wood or cultivate fruit trees.

You can even make a loop (4.5 km length, 350 meters up and down, technical difficulty: average) for more information about this hike. 


Take the Via Verde / Green Way Trail – Section Brienno – Laglio

The Greenway is a beautiful hike that crosses the old villages of Lake Como. There are many hiking trails. You don’t need to do all of them in one day; you can select a section between two villages and start walking. The one presented below is the section Brienno—Laglio, starting from Brienno, 100 meters South from the Church Santi Nazaro e Celso, on via Regina.

From Laglio, you can continue the Via Verde trail until Moltrassio. You’ll find all the details by clicking on this link. The last section is quite difficult, as it follows an uphill mule track, but it is worth the effort, with some of the most beautiful views of Lake Como.

The itinerary most known of the Via Verde is the 10 km hike crossing Colonno, Sala Comacina, Ossuccio, Lenno, Mezzegra, Tremezzo, and Griante villages. For more info, visit

For the most courageous: A beautiful hike from Brienno to Monte Comana

  • Departure directly from the village.
  • Length: 12.60 km.
  • Difference in altitude: 1020 m. ↑ – 1020 m. ↓
  • Duration: 6.15 hours.
  • Difficulty: EE (Excursion for experts)

More trails options

On MyLakeComo and ComoIlSuoLago websites, you will find many other options of hikes in the area.