Montemezzo is a small village halfway up the Pizzo Sasso Canale, a few kilometres from Gera Lario. Situated on a beautiful natural balcony, it offers breath-taking views of the Alto Lario, Pian di Spagna and Valtellina. Montemezzo is an excellent starting point for taking the famous “Via dei Monti Lariani” and fascinating hiking trails filled with captivating and unforgettable panoramas that rise up to the pastures. For the more adventurous, it is also an excellent paragliding site.
One of the most noteworthy historical and artistic testimonies is the Church of San Martino, which became a parish church in 1480, but has been altered many times over the centuries. Inside you can admire frescoes of great historical importance, such as the “Last Judgement” and a “Crucifixion” attributed to Aurelio Luini and “The Struggle of Faith against Heresy” by Fiammenghino. The two chapels, left altar and many sacred vestments were donated by the local emigrants in Sicily and Ancona, who from the 15th to 19th century moved to these lands in search of work, but never completely detached from their place of birth.