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La Crocetta

The village of  Croce which is situated approximately 2km uphill from Menaggio is where this walk begins.  You can reach Croce by taking the  C12 bus from Menaggio. From the bus stop in Croce, look for the signpost for Menaggio Golf Course, continue in the direction of the golf
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Alpini Nappina & Badge

The “nappina”  a woollen pompom was introduced in 1880 as well as the new style badge. This woollen pompom was attached to the side of the hat with the Battalion number embroidered on it and was initially red in colour. The Officers had a silver plated nappina with
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Alpini Hat

The name for the alpini hat is “a la calabrese”  and this is how you can distinguish the Alpini Soldiers from any other. The hat is the shape of an isosceles triangle on its side and is made from felt.  The colour of the hat can vary from black, green or grey. The
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Alpini

The Alpini (Alpines in English) were an elite group of Italian soldiers, formed in 1872 and to date are the oldest active mountain infantry in the world. Their mission was to protect Italy’s northern mountain border with Austria and France. The first mission abroad for the
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About Lake Como

Lake Como is probably the most famous out of all the Italian lakes and has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, with spectacular  jaw dropping scenery to confirm it. Magnificent mountains with deep valleys and unbelievably steep gradients run down towards th
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