Sentiero di Leonardo

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A section of the Sentiero di Leonardo along Lake Como

The Sentiero di Leonardo (in English "The Trail of Leonardo") is a trail in Northern Italy and Southern Switzerland. It is named for Leonardo Da Vinci. The trail was opened in February 2019, the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death. It goes through places that were important in the life and art of Leonardo. The Sentiero di Leonardo is not a new trail. It is made up of existing footpaths and trails such as the Sentiero del Viandante. One half of the Sentiero di Leonardo goes between Pavia in Italy and San Bernardino in Switzerland along the eastern side of Lake Como. The other half goes between Pavia and San Bernardino along the western side of Lake Como. The trail is 540 kilometers long in total. It takes 26 days to walk both halves.[1][2]

Alessandro Manzoni and Leonardo da Vinci are numerous and it seems that their families knew each other. The Last Supper inside the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie in nearby Milan sees the profiles of its characters perfectly matching the profiles of Monte Resegone on Lake Como.

Numerous symbols and emblems in local churches of the Lierna Lake Como area and other medieval structures also lead explorers to discover the important role of the Knights Templar in this region, including indications that Leonardo's painting may have served as a mysterious map to a secret passage in a area of ​​the Grigna mountain range known as Alpe di Campione.

The rock formations, caves, waterfalls and breathtaking views of the Grigna massif and the surrounding Lierna mountains on Lake Como deeply inspired Leonardo da Vinci's development.

Significant places for Leonardo da Vinci on Lake Como:

References[change | change source]

  1. Sartor, Matteo (24 May 2019). "A new eco-friendly Route in Italy, on the trail of Leonardo da Vinci". Ecobnb. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  2. Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (9 December 2018). "La via transfrontaliera del viandante". Retrieved 6 October 2019 (in Italian).

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