|(CH 1903)||E 745392||N 78218||H 1110.0|
|(WGS 84)||Long. 9.310||Lat. 45.840|
Naturalistic, Landscape, Hiking, Archaeological
The site of Monte Cornizzolo is the first Mesolithic site identified in the area of the Lariano triangle which has been subjected to any type of archaeological excavation carried out with modern methodologies. In the absence of absolute datings, the Mesolithic presence of humans at the site may be placed between 6,000 and 5,500 BCE. During this chronological period, groups of hunter-gatherers returned to the mountain in the summer, camping in the level area between the top of Monte Cornizzolo (1240 metres above sea level) and the crest of Monte Rai (1259 metres above sea level).
There is a paved road which goes to just below the summit of Monte Cornizzolo, near the M. Consiglieri mountain shelter.
The path begins at l’Alpe di Carella and includes very steep stretches, both uphill and downhill. It is recommended for those who are quite familiar with walking in the mountains.