The Trail of Expressions is a wonderful thematic trail opened in 2014!
The start of the trail is in Schignano, in the province of Como, at Posa, to be exact. The trail begins steeply: in the first 1,600 meters it climbs 350 meters until it reaches Cumana Alp, where there is a small lake and a farmhouse.
After the Cumana Alp you can begin to admire the first wooden statues, depicting various creatures, real and fictional.
It climbs another 100 meters to the 1,200 meters of Mount Comana, from where there is a splendid panoramic view of Lake Como. From here we continue walking through the woods, always admiring the various statues, including my favorite, depicting Munch’s Scream.
It is also possible to observe the messo’s spool, an ancient structure suitable for catching birds.
On the sixth kilometer of the walk, you arrive at Crocette. Here I continued walking for another 2 km (very slightly uphill) to Rifugio Prabello. In these 2 km, statues are dedicated to the Alpine soldiers who died during World War I: in fact, the Cadorna Line passed through this area.
From the Prabello Refuge it is possible to do a small climb to reach the Gordona rock: this part is steep, and is not recommended for those who suffer from vertigo! On the other hand, there is a splendid view of the entire Intelvi Valley and Switzerland.
Back in Crocette, I walked an additional 2 km downhill to return to the Posa parking lot!