Vercana is a charming village perched on the mountains behind Domaso. It enjoys a dominant position with enchanting views of the lake, the Bassa Valtellina and the peaks surrounding the Alto Lario. The village is the ideal destination for hikers and nature lovers. There are numerous itineraries with captivating naturalistic sites and landscapes, including the route from the Vercana mountains to the Graglio Alps, which passes through beech woods, pastures and flat meadows. The history of Vercana does not differ from that of the neighbouring towns and villages, marked by different dominations and characterised by a strong migration of its inhabitants, mainly to Palermo. They adopted the customs and traditions of this fascinating Sicilian city and brought them back with them to their place of origin, enriching it.
The village has many cult buildings of historical and architectural significance, in particular: the Parish Church of San Salvatore, of uncertain origins, but containing some beautiful frescoes and art works by various artists of the 17th and 18th centuries (including Antonio Maria Caraccioli, known as “Caracciolo di Vercana”), representing one of the greatest examples of Baroque architecture on Lake Como; the Church of San Sebastiano in Caino, with its sober and austere shape, built in the 17th century on top of a pre-existing 15th century building; and finally, the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Neve, built in 1630 on the site of a votive chapel with the effigy of Mary, as a sign of devotion for the end of the plague.