Don’t stop yourself after you arrived to the funicular station of Brunate or the lighthouse of San Maurizio (Faro Voltiano). Take another 2 or 3 hours and keep walking on the mountains.
From the lighthouse, follow the “Sentiero delle Baite” and after the parking lot close to Capanna Cao, keep walking passing next to Baita Carla, Baita Bondella and Baita Fabrizio.
After a quick stop, you can walk up to the Monte Boletto and enjoy the view with the lake on one side and the “Triangolo Lariano” (the triangle between Como-Lecco-Bellagio) on the other.
If you are lucky and the sky is really clear, you can see the horizon with Milano Skyscrapers!
Take some change with you for the funicular and then for the bus “T3” from funicular to the Lighthouse. Then start walking!
Overall, it could take 4 to 5 hours without an own car.
There are 3 refuges where to stop if a break is necessary before getting to the top of Monte Boletto. However, the trail is really easy and almost flat.