The first outdoor event organized by Columbia alumni in Milan is hiking and discovering magnificent views of Lombardy’s glorious lakes that you will enchant you. The event will take place either on November 8.
Spina Verde Regional Park covers the hilly strip in the north-west of Como. The territory is characterized by several interesting aspects: nature - with particular geological and vegetational features, archaeology - with the ruins of the proto-historical town of Como - and history – with the medieval Baradello Castle.
From personal archives of Elaine Sharp, '90GS
Trek: Como Borghi station (m 200), S. Abbondio Church, S. Eutichio cross (m 520), Monte Croce (m 550), Monte Caprino (m 487), Cascina Respaù di Sotto, Castel Baradello (m 430), town center, Como Lago FN (m 200)
ascent: 400 m
descent: 400 m
walking time (excluding stops): h 04:00
Difficulty: easy/medium – a short steep stretch uphill
Equipment: daily backpack, trekking boots and socks or good running shoes, trekking poles (if you use them), comfortable clothes (T-shirt, jumpsuit), rain jacket, 1-liter bottle of water (canteen), packed lunch, identity card, mask, gloves, alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Cost: 20 Euros, under 18: 10 Euros
Includes insurance, does not include train tickets (4,80 euro x 2) Participants: minimum 7, maximum 20