Itinerary

From Baveno to Loita through Romanico

The Green Route

 

From the lakeside follow the itinerary described in “Orange Route 1” to  reach the village of Romanico. After the Oratory of San Giuseppe proceed along Via Romanico-Roncaro and then turn left onto the panoramic road Via Due Riviere as far as Via Mottarone-Loita. The asphalt road rises steeply uphill and is flanked by chestnuts woods, renovated peasants’ houses and a  new housing development in a splendid position with views over the Borromean Gulf and Lake Maggiore. As you enter Loita, a welcoming little square with granite seats invites you to rest before visiting the hamlet with its Church of St. Fermo, the remains of an old factory and stone-built houses with wooden balconies that are medieval in origin. Return either along the same route or following the attractive mule-track through the woods leading to Roncaro where, after looking around, you can choose one of the two itineraries in “Orange Route 1”.