Sentiero del Viandante Varenna
On the mule-track path and after walking uphill in the chestnut grove, you will find yourself at the Maglia chapel, in front of the “Bosco delle Streghe” (the witches wood). On top of it there are the remains of the 6th century fortification of Sant’Ambrogio.
Continuing towards Perledo through Via alla Cava Alta route, you will meet the Black Marble cave of Varenna in front of you after a short walk. Walking down the route, you can then go back uphill keeping your left, passing by a wood and an olive grove, to arrive at Tondello: here you can follow Tondello route and Via per Esino route, to reach Perledo’s church. From Via della Pace route you will follow the signs to S. Martino.
Walking down along the Municipality, you’ll find the Sentiero del Viandante path on your right: you will reach Regolo and its small S. Giovanni Battista church. On your left you’ll find your way out from the village, an olive grove, the Perledo’s stream and the path down to Madonna del Campallo.
Arriving at the industrial area, you can keep the left and then straight to the right, to find the sign with the entire Sentiero’s route. You will also find a ladder leading to the bottom of the valley, where the Esino river flows. Under the stone bridge there’s a tiny gorge dug by the waters inside the limestone formations. Finishing the uphill path you will find yourself at Vezio Castle, cross the square and reach Sant’Antonio; if the weather makes it possible, you must visit the Castle and its characteristic beauty.