San Grato is a small hamlet in the village of Vendrogno and it is known for its location with amazing view over Lake Como mountains.
It’s easily accessible and it’s a place plunged in greenery, a peaceful and calm oasis.
There is the small church of San Grato ai Monti and right before it the huge iron cross which, on August 1st 2015, celebrated its 50th anniversary. The church and the cross are located in an idyllic setting, with a panoramic balcony above Lake Como.
San Grato mountain hut is located just below the church and it offers the opportunity to have lunch, dinner or a snack in this peaceful place. Around a large and well kept lawn are a playground with games for children, a few picnic tables and a small bowling green.
To reach San Grato leave the car in the car park in the hamlet of Sanico and take the path leading to San Grato (it’s on the bend right before the car park); getting there is a 10 minutes walk in the woods.
Several walks along the paths of the Muggiasca, the area of Mount Muggio, start from San Grato. One example is the walk to Alpe di Camaggiore which can be reached in just over an hour with a nice walk in the woods. From there again are another splendid view of the lake and the mountains and another huge iron cross.