This easy lake side walk, away from traffic, is ideal to do with children, also with strollers. You will walk along a series of nice beaches where you can stop to play or go for a swim. We recommend a stop at the boat museum at Pianello del Lario with a collection of fishing boats, transport boats, as well as historical examples of the 20th-century motorboat industry.
From Cremia to Musso
- time required (one way) 45 minutes – 3 km
From the bus stop or from the parking at S. Vito, walk past the Romanesque church of S. Vito with its two bell towers and then walk down to the lake where our walk begins. We skirt some nice beaches where you can often see kite surfers flying across the water. We have a marvelous view of Monte Legnone that rises on the other side of the lake. It reaches 2620 m and is the highest peak on the lake.
Near the pier of Pianello del Lario there is the possibility to have a refreshment at one of the cafés.
In the area of Pianello del Lario called Calozzo there is the Lariana Boat Museum . It is located in the premises of an old spinning mill; fishing boats, transport boats, as well as historical examples of the 20th-century motorboat industry are on display.
Just past the pier of Musso, we reach the old harbour with the characteristic fishermen’s houses. The village of Musso is situated at the foot of an imposing rocky spur called Sasso di Musso. Here in 1522 Gian Giacomo Medici known as “Il Medeghino” built a castle and exercised his violent power for almost a decade on most of the lake. Just beyond the harbour the lake side path ends.
From Musso we either walk back to Cremia or, during the Summer, we can take the boat from Musso back to Menaggio.
Directions & Parking
For the walk in between Cremia and Musso parking possibility above the restaurant la Baia in the hamlet S. Vito at Cremia.
By public transport
Cremia, 10 km from Menaggio, can be reached by bus line C10 (bus stop S. Vito)
Musso is connected with the C10 bus line and during the summer season with the public boat service.