The Belvedere La Crocetta (450 m) is located on top of a hill above Menaggio from where one can enjoy a lovely view of Menaggio and the central lake area. Monte Crocetta was part of an important defence line built during the First World War.
Croce is the highest in elevation of the villages that are part of the commune of Menaggio and lies at the beginning of the Val Menaggio. It has a rural historic centre characterized by a typical little square of the 16th century. On its slightly raised surface the rituals of haymaking, of the harvest and the threshing, took place. Along via Rimembranze, just slightly past the bus stop in front of Hotel Adler, you can reach the small historic centre.